The name Heatherege is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the name Aldrich. The surname Heatherege originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric
, which later became the name Aldrich
Early Origins of the Heatherege family
The surname Heatherege 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.
Early History of the Heatherege family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heatherege 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 Heatherege History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heatherege Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Heatherege has been spelled many different ways, including Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Heatherege 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; and Sir George Etherege (c.1636-1692), born in Maidenhead... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heatherege Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Heatherege family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Heathereges to arrive in North America: 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..