Ketteredge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The English family name Ketteredge comes from the Middle English personal name "Keterych."
Early Origins of the Ketteredge family
The surname Ketteredge was first found in Essex, where the first on record were Adam and Roger Keterych, both listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex.
Early History of the Ketteredge family
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Ketteredge Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ketteredge have been found, including Kittredge, Kittridge, Kitteridge, Kettredge, Ketteridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Ketteredge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ketteredge family to Ireland
Some of the Ketteredge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ketteredge family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Ketteredge, or a variant listed above: Dr. John Kittredge (b. 1620), who arrived in America in 1660; G. B. Kitteredge, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852; F. M. Kitterage, who was on record in San Francisco in 1857.
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