Kerradge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Kerradge family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Kerridge found in the parish of Prestbury in the county of Cheshire.

Early Origins of the Kerradge family

The surname Kerradge was first found in Cheshire, in the village of Kerridge. The place name was derived from "key ridge." However, we must look to Suffolk for the earliest record of the family as John Kerrage was registered there in 1297. Two years later, the family "occurs in the records of Dunwich for 1299." [1]

Important Dates for the Kerradge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kerradge research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1524, 1631, 1308, 1616, 1628, 1748 and 1828 are included under the topic Early Kerradge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kerradge Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few 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 Kerradge include Kerridge, Kerrage, Kerrich, Kerriche, Kerysche and others.

Early Notables of the Kerradge family (pre 1700)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kerradge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Kerradge family

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 Kerradge were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Kerridge, who was living in Haldimand County, Ontario in 1877; and Frederick John Kerridge, who was on record in Minneapolis in 1875.

Citations

  1. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
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