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The Ettridge surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the name Aldrich. The surname Ettridge originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric, which later became the name Aldrich.

Ettridge Early Origins



The surname Ettridge was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Ettridge Spelling Variations


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Ettridge Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Ettridge are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ettridge include: Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.

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Ettridge Early History


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Ettridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ettridge research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1588, 1636, 1692, 1664, 1668 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Ettridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ettridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ettridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir James Etheridge; George Etherege or Ethrygg (in Latin Edrycus) ( fl. 1588), an English classical scholar and physician; and Sir George Etherege (c.1636-1692), born in Maidenhead...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ettridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ettridge or a variant listed above:

Ettridge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Ettridge, aged 29, who landed in America from Weymouth, in 1904

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ettridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ettridge (post 1700)



  • Christopher Ettridge (b. 1948), English actor from Isleworth
  • Benjamin "Ben" James Ettridge, Australian basketball coach and player
  • David William Ettridge (b. 1945), Australian businessman, co-founder of Pauline Hanson's One Nation in 1997

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Ettridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ettridge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 08:55.

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