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The ancient name of Partridge finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a hunter or someone who caught partridges. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.

Partridge Early Origins



The surname Partridge 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Partridge Spelling Variations


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Partridge Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Partridge family name include Partridge, Pettridge, Patridge, Patrige, Partrich and others.

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Partridge Early History


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Partridge Early History



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

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Partridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Partridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Partridge surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Partridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • 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
  • Elizabeth Partridge, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1636
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Partridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Partridge, who landed in New York in 1831 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Partridge, who landed in New York in 1831 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Partridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • G. Partridge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Woodall" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN WOODALL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnWoodall.htm
  • Agnes Partridge, aged 23, a dom servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque FATIMA 1850, 521 tons. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Fatima.htm
  • James Partridge, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • James Partridge, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • Jane Partridge, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Partridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • T.M. Partridge, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Richard Partridge, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Partridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Partridge (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Richard Clare Partridge (1899-1976), American Commanding General 5th Division (1954-1955) [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Richard Partridge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Partridge/Richard_Clare/USA.html
  • Major-General Frank Huber Partridge (1893-1994), American Assistant Chief of Staff (G-2), US Army (1952-1953) [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Frank Partridge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Partridge/Frank_Huber/USA.html
  • General Earle Everard Partridge (1900-1990), American Commanding General Air Defense Command (1955-1956) [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Earle Partridge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Partridge/Earle_Everard/USA.html
  • Alden Partridge (1785-1854), American author, legislator, officer, surveyor, superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York
  • Frank Charles Partridge (1861-1943), American politician, U.S. Senator from Vermont
  • George Partridge (1740-1828), American teacher and politician, member of the First United States Congress as a representative of Massachusetts
  • Donald Barrows Partridge (1891-1946), American politician, lawyer, jurist, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • William Ordway Partridge (1861-1930), American sculptor
  • Samuel Partridge (1790-1883), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Alliston L. Partridge, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire Governor's Council 2nd District, 1902 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 33 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Partridge Historic Events


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Partridge Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Partridge, British Wireless Operator, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Frank E. Partridge, English 1st Class Passenger from London, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [12]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Suggested Readings for the name Partridge


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Suggested Readings for the name Partridge



  • Partridge Genealogy, Descendants of George Partridge of Duxbury, Massachusetts by George Henry Partridge.

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN WOODALL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnWoodall.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque FATIMA 1850, 521 tons. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Fatima.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  6. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Richard Partridge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Partridge/Richard_Clare/USA.html
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Frank Partridge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Partridge/Frank_Huber/USA.html
  9. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Earle Partridge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Partridge/Earle_Everard/USA.html
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  11. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  12. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. 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).
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

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