Aldelym History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Aldelym family

The surname Aldelym was first found in Cheshire at Audlem, a parish, in the union and hundred of Nantwich. Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the original tenant of Audlem, Hugh Traylebrw, who was granted the lordship of Audlem in 1066. His family were from Trelly in the canton of Montmartin-sur-Mer in Normandy. Either Hugh and his lands were 'wasted' along with many other Lordships in Cheshire by Duke William in 1069 or he may have merely been attainted. Twenty years later the tenant of the lands of Audlem or Aldelyme was Richard de Vernon who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Richard was a powerful Earl, Audlem was not his chief holding, and it is most likely Hugh was then his under-tenant. "The Tralebews, ancestors of the family of Aldelym or Audlem, are said to have possessed the manor from the Conquest; it subsequently passed by marriage and purchase, in moieties or parts, to various owners." [1]

Early History of the Aldelym family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldelym research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600 and 1535 are included under the topic Early Aldelym History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aldelym Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Aldelym family name include Audlem, Audlam, Aldelym, Aldelyme, Aldlem, Aldim, Audland and many more.

Early Notables of the Aldelym family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Aldelym family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Aldelym family to immigrate North America: Emma Adlem, aged 70, who arrived at Ellis Island from Red Banks, NJ, in 1924; and Emmag. Adlem, aged 62, who arrived at Ellis Island from Red Bank, New Jersey, in 1923..



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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