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The origins of the Kerrish name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Kerridge found in the parish of Prestbury in the county of Cheshire.

Kerrish Early Origins



The surname Kerrish 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

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Kerrish Spelling Variations


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Kerrish Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Kerrish were recorded, including Kerridge, Kerrage, Kerrich, Kerriche, Kerysche and others.

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Kerrish Early History


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Kerrish Early History



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

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Kerrish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kerrish Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Kerrish In Ireland


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Kerrish In Ireland



Some of the Kerrish 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kerrish Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Kerrish, aged 24, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874

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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Kerrish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kerrish 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 19 January 2017 at 16:18.

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