Aldersay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Aldersay family

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.

Important Dates for the Aldersay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldersay research. Another 93 words (7 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Aldersay family (pre 1700)

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Aldersay migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Aldersay Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Richard Baker Aldersay, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1849 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DOROTHY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Dorothy.htm
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