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.
Early Origins of the Mogridge family
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.
Early History of the Mogridge family
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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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