Aldach History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Aldach name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Holdich, Norfolk. This locale cannot be found today, but was listed pre 1700.
Early Origins of the Aldach family
The surname Aldach was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Aldach family
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Aldach Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Aldach were recorded, including Holditch, Holdich, Holdrich, Holdridge, Hilditch and many more.
Early Notables of the Aldach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aldach family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Aldach family emigrate to North America: Richard Holdick who settled in Virginia in 1650; J. and H. Holdridge settled in Philadelphia in 1822.