Partridge Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Partridge Name Meaning: 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
Scholar 732
Agricultural Labourer 214
House Servant 56
Labourer 52
Servant 47
Nail Maker 44
Dress Maker 41
Lace Maker 38
Carpenter 32
House Keeper 29
General Servant 29
Blacksmith 29
Shoe Maker 28
Laundress 24
Nailer 21
House Maid 20
Cook 18
Wife 18
Carter 17
Nailor 17
Farm Servant 15
Farm Labourer 15
Gardener 15
Coal Miner 15
Domestic Servant 13

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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