Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a person who held or occupied land inherited by an ancestor instead of acquiring it by means of the Feudal System. The surname Heritage 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 Heritage family
Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Heritage family
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Heritage Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Heritage include Herytage, Heritage, Eritage, Erytage and others.
Early Notables of the Heritage family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heritage family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Heritage were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Heritage Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Heritage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Heritage Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Heritage Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Heritage (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Heritage family
Heritage Family Crest Products