Petherick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Petherick surname name comes from the Cornish for "son of Patrick" or "son of Petroc."
Early Origins of the Petherick family
The surname Petherick was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Little Petherick in Truro. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset. The first record of this name was found in 1547 when John Pethroke held the estates.
Early History of the Petherick family
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Petherick Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Petherick, Pethrick, Petheridge, Pethridge, Pethybridge, Pethibridge, Pethbridge, Pethic and many more.
Early Notables of the Petherick family (pre 1700)
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Petherick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Petherick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century