Etheridge Family History

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Etheridge Name Meaning

English: altered form of Edrich, from the Middle English personal name Edrich, Ederick, Old English Eadric, composed of the elements ead ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + ric ‘power’. Current since the beginning of the 17th century, it developed from the late 16th-century forms Et(t)riche, Et(t)ridge.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Betteridge, Everidge, Gutridge, Attridge, Herridge, Leftridge

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Etheridge Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Etheridge name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Etheridge. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Etheridge Family Origin

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Etheridge Family Occupations

What did your Etheridge ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Etheridge. A less common occupation for the Etheridge family was Annuitant. The most common Etheridge occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Etheridge's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Bricklayer

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Etheridge ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Etheridge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Etheridge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Etheridgecensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Etheridge. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Etheridge. For the veterans among your Etheridge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Etheridge Life Expectancy

What is the average Etheridge lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Etheridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Etheridge in 1946 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Etheridge ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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