Aldersey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Aldersey belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in a region or small valley with alder trees. The surname Aldersey may also indicate one who came from Aldersey, an ancient village or hamlet that once existed in England.

Early Origins of the Aldersey family

The surname Aldersey 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.

Early History of the Aldersey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldersey research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1899, 1581, 1586 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Aldersey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aldersey Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Aldersey include Aldersey, Eldersey, Aldersea, Eldersy and others.

Early Notables of the Aldersey family (pre 1700)

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United States Aldersey migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Aldersey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Aldersey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Grace Aldersey, who settled in Virginia in 1646
Aldersey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Aldersey, who settled in Boston in 1820

Contemporary Notables of the name Aldersey (post 1700) +

  • Captan Ralph Aldersey (d. 1976), English Justice of the Peace, Lord of the Manors of Aldersey and Handley
  • Mary Ann Aldersey, first female Christian missionary to China, and founder of a school for girls in Ningbo, Zhejiang on Facebook
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