Whilst there are no known famous or newsworthy people with the surname in the past there are some interesting connections to the name:
H.G. Wells (1866-1946), the English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian, famous for his works of science fiction. In his autobiography, he mentioned that his great grandfather Edward Wells, who died at Penshurst in 1831, had "6 children & 40 grandchildren". One of these grandchildren was Thomas WELLS, who married Jane Susanna SUTTON. They had five daughters. Two of these daughters Minnie Jane, and Marion (second cousins to H. G. Wells) married brothers William and Henry URIDGE. (Information provided by Myk Davis, grandson of H.G. Wells.)
Royal Naval Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) have a lifeboat called the "A. J. R. & L. G. Uridge". This lifeboat is of the Arun Class and is part of the relief fleet. The lifeboat was named after Albert John Richard URIDGE, and his son Lionel George URIDGE as a result of a large donation from his daughter Cicely Gibbins URIDGE, who died in 1984.
Euridge Manor, Colerne, Wiltshire - The manor was once owned by Sir Walter Raleigh. To its villagers, Colerne is known as ‘the village on the hill’ and this sums up both its position and much of its history. In the Domesday Book (1086), two settlements are recorded in the modern parish and, by implication, there were likely to have been two or three more small ones, including one at Euridge. By the 1770s there were separate settlements at Thickwood, Euridge and Easthrop as well as Colerne. (Information from Wiltshire Community History)