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Where did the Scottish Aulds family come from? What is the Scottish Aulds family crest and coat of arms? When did the Aulds family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Aulds family history?The chronicles of the Aulds family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a person who lived at Auld in Ayrshire.
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Aulds has been spelled Auld, Alda, Alde, Ald, Aulde, MacAuld and others.
First found in Ayrshire, where the surname was recorded as Ealda in an Old English charter of 765. The family continued to prosper in this area for centuries and by 1284, John Alde was listed as servitor of the Earl of Carrick. By 1302 they had also acquired estates in Perthshire. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aulds research. Another 242 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1477, 1488, 1494, 1501, 1532, 1542, and 1635 are included under the topic Early Aulds History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Aulds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Aulds family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 264 words(19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them: Robert Auld of Kilbride who was banished to North America in 1679.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtute et constantia
Motto Translation: By courage and perseverance.
The Aulds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aulds Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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