Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Adersay is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in a region or small valley with alder trees.
The surname Adersay may also indicate one who came from Aldersey,
an ancient village or hamlet that once existed in England.
Early Origins of the Adersay family
The surname Adersay was first found in Cheshire
, at Aldersey, a civil parish, now in the unitary authority of Cheshire
West and Chester. They are a family of great antiquity in that county, and held estates at Aldersey and Spurstow from about the 11th century. They also held estates at Bunbury and Peel Hall in the parish of Tarvin.
Early History of the Adersay family
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Adersay Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Adersay has been spelled many different ways, including Aldersey, Eldersey, Aldersea, Eldersy and others.
Early Notables of the Adersay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Adersay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Adersays to arrive in North America: Grace Aldersey, who settled in Virginia in 1646; Stephen Aldersea who arrived in Maryland in 1724; and John Aldersey, who settled in Boston in 1820.