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The name Herritage has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was 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 Herritage 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.

Herritage Early Origins



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

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Herritage Spelling Variations


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Herritage Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Herritage have been found, including Herytage, Heritage, Eritage, Erytage and others.

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Herritage Early History


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Herritage Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herritage research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1519, 1558 and 1st. are included under the topic Early Herritage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herritage Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herritage Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herritage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Herritage, or a variant listed above:

Herritage Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Herritage, who arrived in Virginia in 1701

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Contemporary Notables of the name Herritage (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herritage (post 1700)



  • John Herritage, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Dobbs County, 1783-84; Member of North Carolina State Senate from Dobbs County, 1785-86, 1789

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Herritage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herritage Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 November 2015 at 10:35.

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