Origins Available: English, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the village of Kerridge found in the parish of Prestbury in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Kerrick family
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 Kerrick family
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Kerrick Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Kerrick family name include Kerridge, Kerrage, Kerrich, Kerriche, Kerysche and others.
Early Notables of the Kerrick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kerrick family to Ireland
Some of the Kerrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kerrick family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Kerrick surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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 Kerrick (post 1700)
The Kerrick 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.
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