Origins Available: English
The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Kerrich come from when the family resided in the village of Kerridge found in the parish of Prestbury in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Kerrich family
The surname Kerrich 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Early History of the Kerrich family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kerrich research.Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1524, 1631, 1308, 1616, 1628, 1748 and 1828 are included under the topic Early Kerrich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Kerrich Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kerrich has been recorded under many different variations, including Kerridge, Kerrage, Kerrich, Kerriche, Kerysche and others.
Early Notables of the Kerrich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kerrich family to Ireland
Some of the Kerrich family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Kerrich family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kerrich or a variant listed above: John Kerridge, who was living in Haldimand County, Ontario in 1877; and Frederick John Kerridge, who was on record in Minneapolis in 1875.
Contemporary Notables of the name Kerrich (post 1700)
- Robert Kerrich (b. 1948), professor of geochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada
The Kerrich 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: Nunquam Non Paratus
Motto Translation: Never unprepared.