Kerredge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Kerredge family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Kerredge comes from when the family lived in the village of Kerridge found in the parish of Prestbury in the county of Cheshire.

Early Origins of the Kerredge family

The surname Kerredge 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 Kerredge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kerredge 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 Kerredge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kerredge Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Kerredge has appeared include Kerridge, Kerrage, Kerrich, Kerriche, Kerysche and others.

Early Notables of the Kerredge family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Kerredge family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Kerredge arrived in North America very early: 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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