Ketteridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The English family name Ketteridge comes from the Middle English personal name "Keterych."
Early Origins of the Ketteridge family
The surname Ketteridge was first found in Essex, where the first on record were Adam and Roger Keterych, both listed in the Feet of Fines for Essex.
Important Dates for the Ketteridge family
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Ketteridge Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ketteridge include Kittredge, Kittridge, Kitteridge, Kettredge, Ketteridge and many more.
Early Notables of the Ketteridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ketteridge family to Ireland
Some of the Ketteridge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ketteridge family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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.