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

Mogridge Early Origins



The surname Mogridge 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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Mogridge Spelling Variations


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Mogridge Spelling Variations



Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Mogridge has occasionally been spelled Muggeridge, Mugeridge, Mugridge, Moderidge, Modridge and many more.

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Mogridge Early History


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Mogridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mogridge research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mogridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mogridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mogridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mogridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Mogridge:

Mogridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hannah Mogridge, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682

Mogridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Augustus Mogridge, aged 24, landed in Pennsylvania in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mogridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mogridge (post 1700)



  • George Anthony Mogridge (1889-1962), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1911 to 1927
  • George Mogridge (1787-1854), who frequently used the pseudonym "Old Humphrey", an English prolific writer, poet and author of children's books and religious tracts; in all he wrote over 200 published works, many of which are still in publication today
  • Martin Mogridge (1940-2000), British transport researcher who co-developed the Lewis-Mogridge Position in traffic

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Mogridge Historic Events


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Mogridge Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Ronald Mogridge, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Mogridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mogridge 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 26 November 2015 at 14:42.

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