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The name Patridge comes from one of the family having worked as 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.

Patridge Early Origins



The surname Patridge 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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Patridge Spelling Variations


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Patridge Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Patridge have been found, including: Partridge, Pettridge, Patridge, Patrige, Partrich and others.

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Patridge Early History


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Patridge Early History



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

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Patridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Patridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Patridge 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Patridge, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Patridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Patridge, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Richard Patridge, who arrived in Maryland in 1672

Patridge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Patridge, who landed in Virginia in 1703

Patridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Patridge, aged 19, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Jessie A. Patridge, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lauderdale" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Patridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Patridge (post 1700)



  • Robert Wilson Patridge, American politician, Member of the Oregon House of Representatives from 1999-2005
  • Stewart Patridge (b. 1974), former American football quarterback of the University of Mississippi Rebels from 1995-1997, winner of the 1997 Conerly Trophy
  • Audrina Cathleen Patridge (b. 1985), American television personality, television presenter, actress, and model
  • Eugene C. Patridge, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Newfields, 1938
  • Alfred H. Patridge, American politician, Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1869-70
  • A. L. Patridge, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 36th District, 1889-90

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Patridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Patridge 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.

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