The ancestors of the name Aldgate date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the area of Holdgate
in Hereford. Holgate was also listed as a township in the suburbs of York at one time.
Early Origins of the Aldgate family
The surname Aldgate was first found in Shropshire
at Holdgate, Stanton Holdgate or Castle Holdgate, a small village which dates back to 1185 when it was listed as Castellum Hologoti and literally meant "castle of a man called Helgot", from an Old French personal name
+ the Latin castellum. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Holdgate (Holgate) Castle is situated in the village of Holdgate and was mentioned in the Domesday Book
. It was an 11th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress founded by Helgot de Reisolent. Ruins of the castle are still found there today.
Early History of the Aldgate family
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Aldgate Spelling Variations
Aldgate has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Aldgate have been found, including Holgate, Holdgate, Howgate, Hogate and others.
Early Notables of the Aldgate family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aldgate family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Aldgate Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. William Aldgate, aged 18 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Saguenay" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 12)