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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Aldersay is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in a region or small valley with alder trees. The surname Aldersay may also indicate one who came from Aldersey, an ancient village or hamlet that once existed in England.

Aldersay Early Origins



The surname Aldersay was first found in Cheshire, at Aldersey, a civil parish, now in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester. They are a family of great antiquity in that county, and held estates at Aldersey and Spurstow from about the 11th century. They also held estates at Bunbury and Peel Hall in the parish of Tarvin.

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Aldersay Spelling Variations


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Aldersay 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. Aldersay has been spelled many different ways, including Aldersey, Eldersey, Aldersea, Eldersy and others.

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Aldersay Early History


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Aldersay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldersay research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1899, 1581, 1586 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Aldersay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aldersay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aldersay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aldersay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aldersay Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Baker Aldersay arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1849

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Aldersay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aldersay Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2015 at 13:01.

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