Show ContentsHeatheritch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Heatheritch is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the name Aldrich. The surname Heatheritch originally derived from the Old English word aeoelric, which later became the name Aldrich. Literally the name means "noble ruler." [1]

Early Origins of the Heatheritch family

The surname Heatheritch was first found in Berkshire, where this first of the family, Aethericus was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. [2] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Jacobus Atteriche as holding lands there at that time. [3]

Early History of the Heatheritch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heatheritch research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1773, 1786, 1588, 1534, 1636, 1692, 1664, 1668 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Heatheritch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heatheritch Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Heatheritch has undergone many spelling variations, including Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Attridge and many more.

Early Notables of the Heatheritch 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...
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Migration of the Heatheritch family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Heatheritch were among those contributors: 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..



  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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