Origins Available: English, Welsh
Welsh name Modridge go back to the ancient Celtic culture that existed in the hills and Moors of Wales. The forbears that initially held the name Modridge once lived in or near the settlement of Mogridge in the southwestern English county of Devon. The surname Modridge belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Modridge family
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 Modridge family
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Modridge Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Modridge, Mogridge and others.
Early Notables of the Modridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Modridge family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Mogridge, a bonded passenger, who came to America in 1685; Hannah Mogridge, who came to Pennsylvania in 1682; and Thomas Mogridge, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1823..
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