Aldidge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Aldidge is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in Holdich, Norfolk. This locale cannot be found today, but was listed pre 1700.
Early Origins of the Aldidge family
The surname Aldidge was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Aldidge family
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Aldidge Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Aldidge has been recorded under many different variations, including Holditch, Holdich, Holdrich, Holdridge, Hilditch and many more.
Early Notables of the Aldidge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aldidge family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Aldidge or a variant listed above: Richard Holdick who settled in Virginia in 1650; J. and H. Holdridge settled in Philadelphia in 1822.