Be careful what you wish for - being English and an Attridge I can, in living family members trace back my family history to living members in County Cork, Eire. Iref you to my earlier post. Attridge being a French surname, it works in historical terms, and as I stated before works in terms of being a very un-irish surname existing in County Cork. We have traced family tree back to a Captain Attridge who Captained a Immigrant Ship back and forth to Canada in the 1850`s. But sadly no further - any ideas, does Attridge work as a french surname ?