Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Asteridge, Astrage, Astriage, Astride, Austridge
Category: 3 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way on a global basis.
Contact: Ms Ann Williams
It has been found that six seemingly unconnected ASTRIDGE/AUSTRIDGE/OSTRIDGE families originated in either Hampshire, Wiltshire or Berkshire and a DNA study of men with those surnames is being considered as a way to determine whether any of the families share a common ancestor. The origins of the six families are:
A) Hagbourne, Berks 1677 - later in Sulhampstead Banister, Burghfield & St. Mary Bourne
B) Collingbourne Kingston, Wilts 1721 - later in Shalbourne, Marlborough, Preshute & Loughton
C) Overton, Hants 1757 - later in Cliddesden, Tunworth, Alresford, Gosport & Ashtead
D) Winchester, Hants 1793 - later in Portsmouth & Westbourne
E) Havant, Hants 1795 - later in Portsea & Midhurst
F) Dummer, Hants 1806 - later in Northington, Eastbourne & Goodworth Clatford
Please contact me if you would like more information on these families or would like to take part in the DNA study.
Possibly came from local place names in Southern England. In Gloucester the change from ASHRIDGE to ASTRIDGE is demonstrated in Little Whitcombe and the change from ASSCHEREDGE to ASTRIDGE in Newland. These place names are candidates for ASTRIDGE origins:
Wiltshire/Berkshire (as boundaries changed)
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