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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.

Adler Early Origins



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.

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Adler Spelling Variations


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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.

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Adler Early History


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Adler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adler research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Adler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adler Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Adler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paulus Adler, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Adler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Christn Adler, aged 36, landed in Pennsylvania in 1787

Adler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Morris Adler, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Lewis Adler, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1844
  • Israel Adler, who arrived in Mississippi in 1844
  • Fanny Adler, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1844
  • Anselm Adler, who arrived in Mississippi in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Adler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Adler, aged 15, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • Frances Adler, aged 22, a book folder, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adler (post 1700)



  • H. C. Adler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1912
  • Emmett A. Adler, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Follansbee, West Virginia, 1966-69
  • E. P. Adler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1932
  • Dot Adler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988
  • Charles S. Adler, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1895-99, 1901-02; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1902, 1906; Presidential Elector for New York, 1908
  • Harry Adler, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1952
  • Howard Adler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996
  • Isaac Adler (1868-1941), American Republican politician, Mayor of Rochester, New York, 1930-31
  • Jacob Arthur Adler, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 18th District, 1921, 1922
  • John Herbert Adler (1959-2011), American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate, 1991-2008; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 3rd District, 2009-
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    11. ...

    The Adler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adler Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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