Early Origins of the Aldim family
The surname Aldim was first found in Cheshire
at Audlem, a parish, in the union and hundred
of Nantwich. Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the original tenant
of Audlem, Hugh Traylebrw, who was granted the lordship of Audlem in 1066. His family were from Trelly in the canton of Montmartin-sur-Mer in Normandy
. Either Hugh and his lands were 'wasted' along with many other Lordships in Cheshire
by Duke William in 1069 or he may have merely been attainted. Twenty years later the tenant
of the lands of Audlem or Aldelyme was Richard de Vernon who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. Richard was a powerful Earl, Audlem was not his chief holding, and it is most likely Hugh was then his under-tenant. "The Tralebews, ancestors of the family of Aldelym or Audlem, are said to have possessed the manor from the Conquest; it subsequently passed by marriage and purchase, in moieties or parts, to various owners." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Aldim family
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Aldim Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Audlem, Audlam, Aldelym, Aldelyme, Aldlem, Aldim, Audland and many more.
Early Notables of the Aldim family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aldim family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Aldim or a variant listed above: Emma Adlem, aged 70, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Red Banks, NJ, in 1924; and Emmag. Adlem, aged 62, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Red Bank, New Jersey, in 1923..