Alderdice History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Alderdice family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. It is a name for someone who lived in the old barony of Allardice, in the parish of Arbuthnott in Kincardineshire. This place name is derived from the Gaelic words all, which means "cliff" and deas which means "southern."
Early Origins of the Alderdice family
The surname Alderdice was first found in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, in a barony of the name Allardice, in the parish of Arbuthnot, about 1 mile north west of Inverbervie, where the Allardice Castle (also spelled Allardyce), the sixteenth-century manor house still stands today.
Early History of the Alderdice family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alderdice research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1413, 1607, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Alderdice History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Alderdice Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Alderdice has been spelled Allardice, Allardyce, Allardes, Allardise, Allardyse, Allerdash, Allerdes, Allyrdes, Allirdasse, Alerdes, Alerdyce, Alerdice, Alderdice, Alderdyce, Alderdise and many more.
Early Notables of the Alderdice family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alderdice family to Ireland
Some of the Alderdice family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Alderdice family
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Alderdice: John Allardice, who landed at Charles Town South Carolina in 1768.
Contemporary Notables of the name Alderdice (post 1700) +
- John A. Alderdice, American politician, Mayor of Wilmington, Delaware, 1853-54 
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