Alderton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The lineage of the name Alderton begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in a region or farm with alder trees. Accounts suggest that the surname Alderton may also mean the farm of the great and wise warrior.

Early Origins of the Alderton family

The surname Alderton was first found in Northampton, Wiltshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, and is of great antiquity. The name means 'the farm of the great and wise warrior'.

Important Dates for the Alderton family

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Alderton Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Alderton has undergone many spelling variations, including Alderton, Elderton, Eldarton, Aldarten, Eldertin and others.

Early Notables of the Alderton family (pre 1700)

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Alderton migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Alderton were among those contributors:

Alderton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Alderton, who settled in Plymouth in 1620, but later went to Massachusetts, at the age of 21
  • William Alderton, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • William Alderton, aged 35, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Major Alderton, who landed in Virginia in 1675 [1]
  • John Alderton, who settled in Virginia in 1663 and died in 1679
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Alderton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Alderton, who settled in Maryland in 1774

Alderton migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Alderton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William George Alderton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "John Scott" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 7th March 1858 [2]
  • Mr. Fred Alderton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "John Scott" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 7th March 1858 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Alderton (post 1700)

  • John Reber Alderton (b. 1931), former professional American football defensive lineman
  • Wayne Eugene "Gene" Alderton (1934-1992), American football player
  • James Harris "Jimmy" Alderton (1924-1998), English professional footballer
  • Rio Kevin Alderton, English semi-professional footballer
  • David Alderton, English writer specializing in pets and natural history topics
  • John Alderton (b. 1940), English actor

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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