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The origins of the 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.

Modridge Early Origins



The surname Modridge 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.

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Modridge Spelling Variations


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Modridge Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Modridge, Mogridge and others.

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Modridge Early History


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Modridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Modridge research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Modridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Modridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Modridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Modridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Modridge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 February 2008 at 14:50.

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