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The generations and branches of the Alderson family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Alderson comes from the baptismal name Alder. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures. The name Alder meant wise warrior.

Alderson Early Origins



The surname Alderson was first found in London and Middlesex, where the name meant 'son of the old wise warrior'. By the 16th century they had migrated north to Scotland to Haddington in East Lothian where they called themselves Alderston.

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Alderson Spelling Variations


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Alderson Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Alderson include Alders, Alderson, Alderston, Alderstone, Aldirstone and many more.

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Alderson Early History


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Alderson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alderson research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1544 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Alderson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alderson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alderson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alderson 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Alderson or a variant listed above:

Alderson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Alderson, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Alderson who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1679

Alderson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Alderson, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Simon Alderson, who arrived in North Carolina in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Alderson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Alderson, who landed in New York in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Alderson, aged 40, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1820
  • John Alderson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1832 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Richard Alderson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Alderson, who settled in that same city in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Alderson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Alderson, aged 50, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Cicely Alderson, aged 38, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Phoebe Alderson, aged 10, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Martin Alderson, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • James Alderson, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alderson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alderson (post 1700)



  • Joan Alderson (b. 1935), American bronze medalist competitive swimmer at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Dale Leonard Alderson (1918-1982), American Major League Baseball piticher for the Chicago Cubs from 1943 through 1944
  • John D. Alderson, American lawyer and politician, Sergeant at Arms of the West Virginia Senate from 1871 to 1873, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from West Virginia's 3rd congressional district (18891895)
  • Eddie Alderson (b. 1994), American Daytime Emmy and Young Artist Award nominated actor from Bucks County, Pennsylvania
  • Daniel John "Dan" Alderson (1941-1989), American scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, eponym of the fictional Alderson drive and the theoretical Alderson drive
  • Richard Lynn "Sandy" Alderson (b. 1947), American General Manager of the Major League Baseball New York Mets
  • Kristen Alderson (b. 1991), American actress
  • Samuel W. Alderson (1914-2005), American inventor of the crash-test dummy
  • Eugene Alderson, American Democrat politician, Chair of Nicholas County Democratic Party, 1929 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • E. P. Alderson, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 9th District, 1925-28 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Alderson Historic Events


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Alderson Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Stanley Alderson, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, died during the evacuation of Singapore in 1942 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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