Ettrish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Ettrish came from the name Aldrich. The surname Ettrish originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric, which later became the name Aldrich. Literally the name means "noble ruler." 
Early Origins of the Ettrish family
The surname Ettrish was first found in Berkshire, where this first of the family, Aethericus was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.  The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Jacobus Atteriche as holding lands there at that time. 
Early History of the Ettrish family
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Ettrish Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ettrish has been recorded under many different variations, including Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Ettrish family (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. He was born at Thame, Oxfordshire, was admitted a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 11 Nov. 1534, being placed under...
Migration of the Ettrish family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ettrish or a variant listed above: Henry Etheridge who settled in Virginia in 1654; Sarah Etheridge who settled in New England in 1773; Thomas Etheridge settled in Maryland in 1722. From these settlers was descended the distinguished family of the U.S.A. as recorded in Burke's..