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The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Ailardyce lived in the old barony of Allardice, in the parish of Arbuthnott in Kincardineshire. This place name is derived from the Gaelic words all, which means "cliff" and deas which means "southern."

Ailardyce Early Origins



The surname Ailardyce was first found in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, in a barony of the name Allardice, in the parish of Arbuthnot, about 1 mile north west of Inverbervie, where the Allardice Castle (also spelled Allardyce), the sixteenth-century manor house still stands today.

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Ailardyce Spelling Variations


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Ailardyce Spelling Variations



The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Ailardyce has been spelled Allardice, Allardyce, Allardes, Allardise, Allardyse, Allerdash, Allerdes, Allyrdes, Allirdasse, Alerdes, Alerdyce, Alerdice, Alderdice, Alderdyce, Alderdise and many more.

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Ailardyce Early History


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Ailardyce Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ailardyce research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1413, 1607, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Ailardyce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ailardyce Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ailardyce Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Ailardyce In Ireland


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Ailardyce In Ireland



Some of the Ailardyce family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Ailardyce: John Allardice, who landed at Charles Town South Carolina in 1768.

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