Aldersley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Aldersley first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in a region or small valley with alder trees. The surname Aldersley may also indicate one who came from Aldersey, an ancient village or hamlet that once existed in England.
Early Origins of the Aldersley family
The surname Aldersley 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 Aldersley family
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Aldersley Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Aldersley has appeared include Aldersey, Eldersey, Aldersea, Eldersy and others.
Early Notables of the Aldersley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aldersley family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Aldersley arrived in North America very early: Grace Aldersey, who settled in Virginia in 1646; Stephen Aldersea who arrived in Maryland in 1724; and John Aldersey, who settled in Boston in 1820.
Contemporary Notables of the name Aldersley (post 1700)
- Stephanie Aldersley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 2002 
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