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Mockridge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Welsh name Mockridge go back to the ancient Celtic culture that existed in the hills and Moors of Wales. The forbears that initially held the name Mockridge once lived in or near the settlement of Mogridge in the southwestern English county of Devon. The surname Mockridge belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Mockridge family


The surname Mockridge was first found in Breconshire (Welsh: Sir Frycheiniog), a traditional county in southern Wales, which takes its name from the Welsh kingdom of Brycheiniog (5th-10th centuries), where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Mockridge family


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Mockridge Spelling Variations


Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society in the 15th century. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Mockridge has seen various spelling variations: Muggeridge, Mugeridge, Mugridge, Moderidge, Modridge and many more.

Early Notables of the Mockridge family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mockridge family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mockridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Mockridge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif
  • Sarah Mockridge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ganges" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif

Contemporary Notables of the name Mockridge (post 1700)


  • Russell Mockridge (1928-1958), Australian racing cyclist, winner of two Gold Medals at the 1952 Olympics
  • Cyril J. Mockridge (1896-1979), English film and television composer
  • Frank Mockridge (b. 1903), former Australian rules footballer

The Mockridge 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: Dat deus incrementum
Motto Translation: God gives increase.


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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GANGES 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Ganges.gif

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