The origins of the name Herridge are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the Old Danish and Old Swedish name Erik
and the Old Norse name Eiríkr.
Many Scandinavian personal names were left in the British Isles as a legacy of the Viking raids which plagued the coastal regions of Britain from the 8th to 10th centuries, and many of these eventually became Anglo-Saxon
Early Origins of the Herridge family
The surname Herridge was first found in Leicestershire
. The name was listed as Eiric, Eric and Erish in the Domesday Book
of 1086. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
John Eirich was the first listing of the family in Leicestershire
in 1211. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
"There is a tradition that the most ancient family of the Ericks derive lineage from Erick the Forester, a great commander, who raised an army to oppose the invasion of William the Conqueror, by whom he was vanquished, but afterwards employed to command that prince's forces, and in old age retired to his house in Leicestershire
, where his family hath continued ever since." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Herridge family
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Herridge Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Herridge family name include Herrick, Herricke and others.
Early Notables of the Herridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Herridge family to Ireland
Some of the Herridge family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
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Migration of the Herridge family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Herridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Herridge, a smith, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
- Richard C. Herridge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Herridge (post 1700)
- Robert Herridge (1914-1981), American television producer and writer who created the CBS television program Camera Three
- Catherine Herridge (b. 1964), American Homeland Security correspondent for the Fox News Channel
- Laura Herridge, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2004 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Dean Herridge (b. 1976), Australian rally driver
- Herbert Wilfred "Bert" Herridge (1895-1973), Canadian politician and Member of Parliament
- William Duncan Herridge PC, KC, MC, DSO (1887-1961), Canadian politician and diplomat
Historic Events for the Herridge family
- William Warren Herridge (d. 1945), British Ordinary Telegraphist aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
The Herridge Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtus omnia nobilitat
Motto Translation: Virtue ennobles all things.