Alderdyce History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The current generations of the Alderdyce family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Alderdyce family 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 Alderdyce family

The surname Alderdyce 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.

Important Dates for the Alderdyce family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alderdyce research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1413, 1607, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Alderdyce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Alderdyce 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, Alderdyce 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 Alderdyce family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Alderdyce Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Alderdyce family to Ireland

Some of the Alderdyce 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 Alderdyce 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 Alderdyce: John Allardice, who landed at Charles Town South Carolina in 1768.

Contemporary Notables of the name Alderdyce (post 1700)

  • Don D. Alderdyce, American politician, Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1938 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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