Partridge Family History and Background

Surnames Derivation: This name is from middle English pertriche 'partridge',occupational for a 'hunter' of the bird. Possibly a nickname for someone with a 'fancied' resemblance.

The name is of English origin.The first recorded spelling is that of 'Ailward Pertriz',dated 1176.The surname has developed over the centuries leading to this of many interesting variants.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Partridge Surname Statistics


Top Professions for the Partridge family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 197
Female Servant 155
Independent 110
Male Servant 64
Farmer 60
Labourer 47
Nailor 39
Carpenter 25
Apprentice 19
Shoe Maker 19
Clerk 17
Lace Maker 16
Painter 14
Blacksmith 14
Laundress 13
Fisherman 13
Dress Maker 12
Tailor 11
Ag Labourer 11
Miller 10
Pauper 10
Gardener 10
Pupil 9
School Mistress 9
Porter 9

Partridge Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Partridge 100% 51,708
2 Portridge 89% 442
3 Partrige 89% 187
4 Pertridge 89% 110

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The surname Partridge is the most popular version of all its varients

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