Aderman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Aderman is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a duke, magistrate, or chief. [1]

Early Origins of the Aderman family

The surname Aderman was first found in Lincolnshire in eastern England. One of the first records of the family was Jukel Alderman, Sheriff of London, 1194 and this may the same Jacob Alderman, who was Sheriff of London, 1199. [2] James Alderman was Lord Mayor of London in 1216. And the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Robert le Alderman, Norfolk. [2]

Important Dates for the Aderman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aderman research. Another 36 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 119 and 1194 are included under the topic Early Aderman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aderman Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Aderman 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. The variations of the name Aderman include: Aldreman, Alderman, Elderman, Aelderman and others.

Early Notables of the Aderman family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Aderman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aderman migration to the United States

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 Aderman or a variant listed above:

Aderman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ludwig Aderman, who landed in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1683 [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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