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Harritidge is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for a person who held or occupied land inherited by an ancestor instead of acquiring it by means of the Feudal System. The surname Harritidge is derived from the Old English word heritage, which in turn comes from the Old French words eritage and heritage. These words are derived from the Late Latin word heritagium, which comes from the word heres, which means heir.

Early Origins of the Harritidge family


The surname Harritidge was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Early History of the Harritidge family

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Early History of the Harritidge family


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Harritidge Spelling Variations

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Harritidge 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. Harritidge has been recorded under many different variations, including Herytage, Heritage, Eritage, Erytage and others.

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Early Notables of the Harritidge family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Harritidge family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Harritidge family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Harritidge family to the New World and Oceana


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 Harritidge or a variant listed above: Roger Eritage, who sailed to Barbados in 1635; Richard Heritage to New Jersey in 1664; W. Heritage to San Francisco, Cal. in 1850 and Mary Houlihan Heritage to Nova Scotia in 1838..

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