The main areas where the URIDGEs settled in the United States of America (USA) were California, and Michigan.

California

One of the earliest Californian settlers was Walter George URIDGE, a descendant of John URIDGE & Rebecca JEFF of Buxted, Sussex.

In 1881, Walter emigrated from Chailey, Sussex to Fresno, USA. In 1893, he married Ethel MOTT in Fresno. They had seven children.

Walter's great grand-daughters Mary De Carlo and Pat Haun, still live in California.

In 1893, Walter's cousin Henry URIDGE also emigrated to Fowler, USA.

Walter passed through Ellis Island, the primary port of entry for most immigrants to the US.


Michigan

Phillip URIDGE (son of George Uridge and Frances Lane) and his wife Sarah BARTON emigrated from England to New York City, New York State on 26 May 1851 together with their six children:

In the 1860 USA census and later, the family appears in Michigan.

Philip and Sara are interred in Minden Cemetery, Minden City, Sanilac County, Michigan. Other members of the early Michigan family are also interred, to name a few locations, at Valley Cemetery, Ubly, Huron County; Clam Union (aka Falmouth) Township Cemetery, Missaukee County; Detroit, Wayne County; Novi, Oakland County; Pontiac, Oakland County; Eastwood, Kalamazoo County; Sunfield, Eaton County, Michigan USA.

Philip H. Dorland has kindly provided extensive information on this family, and their descendants, including photographs from Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit where George Robert and his wife Julia Caroline TREMAIN, and their son George Warren URIDGE, and his family are buried in a family plot.