Aldege History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Aldege is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Holdich, Norfolk. This locale cannot be found today, but was listed pre 1700.
Early Origins of the Aldege family
The surname Aldege 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 Aldege family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldege research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Aldege History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aldege Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Aldege has been spelled many different ways, including Holditch, Holdich, Holdrich, Holdridge, Hilditch and many more.
Early Notables of the Aldege family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aldege family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Aldeges to arrive in North America: Richard Holdick who settled in Virginia in 1650; J. and H. Holdridge settled in Philadelphia in 1822.