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Where did the English Iredale family come from? What is the English Iredale family crest and coat of arms? When did the Iredale family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Iredale family history?The name Iredale is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in an area that was referred to as Airedale, which refers to those who lived in the valley of the river Aire found in the counties of Yorkshire and Cumberland.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Iredale are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Iredale include: Ardall, Ardoll, Airedale, Irdale, Iredale and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Iredale research. Another 234 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1753 is included under the topic Early Iredale History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Iredale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Iredale or a variant listed above: Thomas Iredell, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1700 and 1703. Abraham Iredale, an United Empire Loyalist, Lieutenant of Guides and Pioneers, fled to Canada as a result to the American Revolution..
The Iredale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Iredale 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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