Adler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Adler is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a person considered to be brave and noble.

Early Origins of the Adler family

The surname Adler 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 Adler family

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Adler Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Adler include Aelheard, Adelard, Adlard and others.

Early Notables of the Adler family (pre 1700)

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Adler migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Adler were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Adler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Danll Adler, who arrived in Virginia in 1666 [2]
Adler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Paulus Adler, who arrived in New York in 1709 [2]
  • Johannes Adler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 [2]
  • Christn Adler, aged 36, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1787 [2]
Adler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Morris Adler, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816 [2]
  • Lewis Adler, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1844 [2]
  • Israel Adler, who arrived in Mississippi in 1844 [2]
  • Fanny Adler, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1844 [2]
  • Anselm Adler, who arrived in Mississippi in 1844 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Adler migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Adler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Adler, aged 15, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Lysander" [3]
  • Frances Adler, aged 22, a book folder, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

Contemporary Notables of the name Adler (post 1700)

  • Felix Adler (1851-1933), German-born American philanthropist and educator, who fought for the abolition of child labor
  • David Adler (1935-1987), American physicist and MIT professor
  • Richard Adler (1921-2012), American three-time Tony Award, Emmy Award winning producer and composer who was nominated four times for a Pulitzer
  • Mark Adler (b. 1959), American Spirit Mission Manager for the Mars Exploration Rover mission but perhaps best known for his work in the field of data compression
  • Lawrence Cecil Adler (1914-2001), American musician widely acknowledged as one of the world's most skilled harmonica players
  • Charles Adler Jr. (1899-1980), American inventor and engineer responsible for the first modern traffic light
  • H. C. Adler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912 [4]
  • Emmett A. Adler, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Follansbee, West Virginia, 1966-69 [4]
  • E. P. Adler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1932 [4]
  • Dot Adler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988 [4]
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Adler family

Bismarck
  • Hans Adler (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • August Adler (1911-1941), German Obermaschinist who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Lysander.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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