Aldige History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Aldige name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Holdich, Norfolk. This locale cannot be found today, but was listed pre 1700.
Early Origins of the Aldige family
The surname Aldige 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 Aldige family
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Aldige Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Aldige were recorded, including Holditch, Holdich, Holdrich, Holdridge, Hilditch and many more.
Early Notables of the Aldige family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aldige family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Aldige family emigrate to North America: Richard Holdick who settled in Virginia in 1650; J. and H. Holdridge settled in Philadelphia in 1822.