The ancestors of the Partridg surname lived among the Anglo-Saxon
peoples of England
. The name Partridg comes from the Middle English word "pertriche," meaning "partridge" and as such, it was probably either an occupational
name for a hunter of the bird or a nickname
for someone sharing characteristics with this bird.
Early Origins of the Partridg family
The surname Partridg was first found in Kent
. However, the parish of Miserden, Yorkshire
tells an important story of the family's early lineage. "The manor of Wishanger, here, is of very ancient date, and was the seat of the Partriges, of whom William Partrige, of Cirencester and Wishanger, was summoned by the heralds at their first visitation of the county in the reign of Henry VIII.; from him the manor descended lineally for ten generations, and it was the principal seat of the family until the commencement of the present century, when it was sold. The manor-house, though partly taken down and otherwise injured, is still standing, as a farmhouse; the porch bears the arms of Partrige impaling those of Ernley of Wiltshire
, on a large stone over the entrance, Robert Partrige having married into the Ernley family in the 16th century." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Partridg family
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Partridg Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Partridge, Pettridge, Patridge, Patrige, Partrich and others.
Early Notables of the Partridg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Partridg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Partridge, who arrived in Virginia in 1615; Richard Partridge, who arrived in Virginia in 1620; Joe Partridge, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Mary Partridge, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1636.