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.
Early Origins of the Kerrish family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Early History of the Kerrish family
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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.
Early Notables of the Kerrish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kerrish family to 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.
Migration of the Kerrish family to the New World and Oceana
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
The Kerrish 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.