Partridge


Partridge
Recorded in several forms including Patriche and Patridge, this is an English surname. It is of early medieval origins and derives from the Old French word "perdriz", itself from the Latin "perdix, perdicis", and means a partridge. As a surname it may be either an occupational name for a breeder or hunter of the partridge bird, or it may derive from a medieval nickname given to someone who had some fancied resemblance to a partridge. Job-descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the namebearer, and later became hereditary, while a sizeable group of early European surnames were gradually created from the habitual use of nicknames. The nicknames were given in the first instance with reference to a variety of characteristics, such as physical attributes or peculiarities, or supposed resemblance to an animal's or bird's appearance or disposition. In some cases, the name may be topographical, given in the first instance to someone living in a house distinguished by the sign of a partridge. The surname development since 1176 (see below) includes: John Perdrich of Staffordshire in 1244; Philip Partrich of Cheshire in 1260; Sibil Partryge of Staffordshire in 1332; and John Pattridge of Suffolk in 1622. A John Partridge was an early emigrant to the American Colonies of New England. He left London on the ship "Assurance" in July 1635, bound for Virginia. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ailward Pertriz. This was dated 1176, in the "Pipe Rolls" of Devonshire, during the reign of King Henry 11nd, 1154 - 1189. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Partridge — Par tridge (p[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [OE. partriche, pertriche, OF. pertris, perdriz, F. perdrix, L. perdix, icis, fr. Gr. pe rdix.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any one of numerous species of small gallinaceous birds of the genus {Perdix} and several related… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Partridge — steht für: Die Partridge Familie, US amerikanische Sitcom aus den 1970er Jahren Partridge (Kansas), eine Ortschaft in den Vereinigten Staaten Partridge ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alex Partridge (* 1981), britischer Ruderer Andy… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Partridge — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Como Partridge se conocen: Bernard Partridge, caricaturista de la revista Punch Burgo Partridge Partridge Berry, Mitchella repens, una flor Alan Partridge, presentador de televisión y radio ficcional Andy Partridge… …   Wikipedia Español

  • PARTRIDGE — (Heb. חָגְלָה, ḥoglah), bird. Two species of the partridge are found in Israel, the see see partridge (Ammoperdix heyi) and the chukar partridge (Alectoris graeca). The latter is called ḥajel in Arabic, which is the ḥoglah mentioned as the name… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Partridge — Partridge, KS U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 259 Housing Units (2000): 106 Land area (2000): 0.465275 sq. miles (1.205057 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.465275 sq. miles (1.205057 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Partridge, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 259 Housing Units (2000): 106 Land area (2000): 0.465275 sq. miles (1.205057 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.465275 sq. miles (1.205057 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • partridge — [pär′trij] n. pl. partridges or partridge [ME partriche < OFr perdriz, earlier perdiz < L perdix < Gr, prob. akin to perdesthai, to break wind (< IE base * perd > FART): from whirring sound made by wings on rising to fly] 1. any of …   English World dictionary

  • partridge — (n.) late 12c., from O.Fr. pertis, alteration of perdis (perhaps influenced by fem. suffix tris), from L. perdicem (nom. perdix), from Gk. perdix, the Greek partridge, probably related to perdesthai to break wind, in reference to the whirring… …   Etymology dictionary

  • partridge — ► NOUN (pl. same or partridges) ▪ a short tailed game bird with mainly brown plumage. ORIGIN Old French perdriz, from Latin perdix …   English terms dictionary

  • Partridge — [pär′trij] Eric (Honeywood) 1894 1979; Brit. lexicographer, born in New Zealand …   English World dictionary

  • Partridge — Taxobox name = Partridges image width = 250px image caption = Chukar Partridge regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Galliformes familia = Phasianidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = * Perdix * Alectoris * Lerwa *… …   Wikipedia


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