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Alderby is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Alderby family lived in Suffolk where they were first established as Lords of the Manor of Aldborough.

Early Origins of the Alderby family


The surname Alderby was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Aldborough. At the taking of the Domesday Book survey in 1086, a census of England initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England in 1066, Aldborough was held by Norman from his chief tenants, the Abbot of Ely and Robert Malet's mother. Conjecturally the family name is descended from this source. At this time, Aldborough consisted of a village with two churches.

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Early History of the Alderby family

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Early History of the Alderby family


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Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1371, 1500, 1584, 1630, 1617 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Alderby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alderby Spelling Variations

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Alderby Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Alderby have been found, including Aldborough, Alderborough, Aldbrough, Aldbrow, Aldeborough, Aldburc, Aldburgh, Aldberg, Elderborough, Alborough, Albrough and many more.

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Early Notables of the Alderby family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Alderby family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Alderby family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Alderby family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Alderby were among those contributors: John Aldburgh who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.

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