Early Origins of the Middleditch family
The surname Middleditch was first found in Shropshire
at Middle, alternately spelt Myddle, Mydle, Midle, M'dle, Meadley and Medle, a parish, in the union of Ellesmere, partly in the liberties of Shrewsbury, but chiefly in the hundred
of Pimhill. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Myddle Castle was built here c. 1308 by Lord John Le Strange but it fell into ruin and collapsed during the earthquake of 1688. One of the first records of the name was Richard le Midel who was listed in Oxfordshire
in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Middele was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1327. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Middleditch family
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Middleditch Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Middle, Middel, Midel, Mittel, Mittle, Middleho, Midelho, Mideleho, Middlehough, Midler, Middler, Midlar and many more.
Early Notables of the Middleditch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Middleditch family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Middleditch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Middleditch, aged 31, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
Contemporary Notables of the name Middleditch (post 1700)
- Bernard Middleditch (1870-1949), English international footballer who played for the England National Team in 1897
- Edward Middleditch (1923-1987), English artist, member of the Royal Academy in 1973
- Thomas Middleditch (b. 1982), Canadian actor, comedian, and television writer, best known for his starring role in the 2009 romantic comedy Splinterheads
- Kenneth Arthur "Ken" Middleditch (b. 1925), British retired motorcycle speedway rider
- Neil Middleditch (b. 1957), British former speedway rider and the team manager of the Poole Pirates, son of Ken Middleditch