Adelaide History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Adelaide is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person considered to be brave and noble.

Early Origins of the Adelaide family

The surname Adelaide was first found in Norfolk and Northampton where they were recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 when Adelard was an under tenant of lands at that time.

"Adelard of Bath was a 12th century writer on philosophy, of English birth, flourished about the beginning of the twelfth century. His English name was Æthelhard. His native place is said to have been Bath; but of the facts of his life little is known beyond the few references to travels contained in his own writings, and an entry in the Pipe Roll, 31 Henry I. " [1]

Important Dates for the Adelaide family

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Adelaide Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Adelaide were recorded, including Aelheard, Adelard, Adlard and others.

Early Notables of the Adelaide family (pre 1700)

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Adelaide migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Adelaide family emigrate to North America:

Adelaide Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Isabel Adelaide, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Azores, in 1892
  • Maria Adelaide, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Varonica Adelaide, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Rosa Adelaide, aged 54, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Rosasco Adelaide, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Adelaide Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Edilia Adelaide, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Resina, in 1900
  • Aiello Adelaide, aged 13, who settled in America from Resina, in 1900
  • Ambrosina Adelaide, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States from St Michaels, in 1902
  • Galland Adelaide, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Amedi Adelaide, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Adelaide (post 1700)

  • Princess Adelaide of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1835-1900), the reigning Grand Duchess of Luxembourg from 1912 to 1919
  • Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (1833-1897), member of the British Royal Family
  • Louise Marie Adélaide d'Orléans (1777-1847), one of the twin daughters of Louis Philippe II d'Orléans
  • Louise Marie Adélaide de Bourbon (1753-1821), French princess
  • Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (1833-1897), member of the British Royal Family
  • Rev. Arthur Weston of Adelaide,
  • Mary Adelaide Lundby (b. 1948), American politician, State Senator from 1995-2009
  • Marie Adelaide Lowndes (1868-1947), English novelist
  • Mary Adelaide Nutting, American nurse educator, member of the first class in the John Hopkins hospital school of nursing and during World War I she was appointed chairman of the committee on nursing under the National Defence council by President Wilson
  • Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864), English poet and philanthropist, eldest daughter and first child of Bryan Waller Procter

Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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