Eldridge Family History & Genealogy

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Eldridge Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Sep 13, 2017

History

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Name Origin

This unusual and interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has two possible interpretations. Firstly, it may derive from the Old English pre 7th Century personal names "Aelfric" or "Aethelric", both of which survived the influence of Norman names after the Conquest of 1066 in the reduced forms of Alric or Elric, and consequently cannot be distinguished after the 11th Century. The personal names are composed of the elements "aelf" elf, or "aethel", noble, with "ric", ruler, and are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Aelric, Alric, Alrich and Elric. Secondly, the modern surname, which has a variety of forms, ranging from Aldrich, Aldrick and Al(l)dridge, to Elderidge, Eldridge, Eldredge and Elrick, may be locational in origin, from the place called Aldridge in Staffordshire, or Aldridge Grove in Buckinghamshire, recorded as "Eldrigge" in 1227, The placename derives from the Old English pre 7th Century "alor", alder, and "wic", village, hamlet. The marriage of Roger Eldredge and Elizabeth Miller was recorded at St. James's, Duke's Place, London, on October 8th 1691. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger Elrich, which was dated 1279, in the "Ecclesiastical Records of Barnwell", Cambridgeshire, during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Spellings & Pronunciations

Aldrich, Aldrick and Al(l)dridge, to Elderidge, Eldridge, Eldredge and Elrick

Nationality & Ethnicity

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Early Eldridges

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1655 - Jan 3, 1705
1686 - Unknown
1692 - Unknown
1696 - Unknown
1722 - Mar 15, 1771
1751 - Unknown
1793 - 1865
1797 - 1865
1800 - 1868
1810 - 1875

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Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Eldridge Biographies

June 1886 - Unknown
Jun 9, 1932 - Jul 19, 2002
Oct 9, 1926 - May 1, 2002
Sep 16, 1923 - Aug 22, 2000
Jun 24, 1962 - Jan 26, 2005
Jan 6, 1920 - Jun 15, 2000
Jun 25, 1911 - February 1997
Nov 3, 1908 - Oct 25, 2007
Sep 2, 1909 - August 1987
Feb 7, 1906 - January 1975
Dec 23, 1903 - February 1980
Sep 25, 1919 - Apr 3, 1998
Nov 16, 1895 - December 1985
Aug 25, 1980 - May 8, 2004
around 1921 - Unknown
around 1953 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
1861 - 1910
Unknown - Unknown
around 1921 - Unknown

Eldridge Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Eldridge family member is 69.7 years old according to our database of 10,180 people with the last name Eldridge that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

69.7 years

Oldest Eldridges

These are the longest-lived members of the Eldridge family on AncientFaces.

Jan 11, 1863 - June 1978
115 years
Mar 17, 1897 - Nov 9, 2005
108 years
May 24, 1877 - February 1984
106 years
Feb 24, 1894 - Sep 9, 1999
105 years
Apr 11, 1894 - Mar 29, 2000
105 years
Apr 17, 1871 - June 1975
104 years
Dec 27, 1894 - Mar 12, 1998
103 years
Mar 6, 1899 - Oct 11, 2001
102 years
Oct 4, 1908 - Jan 1, 2011
102 years
Nov 25, 1876 - May 1979
102 years

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