Aldartent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Aldartent name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in a region or farm with alder trees. Accounts suggest that the surname Aldartent may also mean the farm of the great and wise warrior.

Early Origins of the Aldartent family

The surname Aldartent was first found in Northampton, Wiltshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, and is of great antiquity. The name means 'the farm of the great and wise warrior'.

Early History of the Aldartent family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldartent research. Another 24 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 159 and 1592 are included under the topic Early Aldartent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aldartent 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 Aldartent were recorded, including Alderton, Elderton, Eldarton, Aldarten, Eldertin and others.

Early Notables of the Aldartent family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Aldartent 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 Aldartent family emigrate to North America: John Alderton who came at the time of the "Mayflower" in 1620; and settled in Plymouth, and later in Massachusetts, at the age of 21. Another John Alderton settled in Virginia in 1663.



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