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Today's generation of the Aldis family bears a name that was brought to England by the wave of emigration that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Old English given name Aldus. Ald, the first part of the name, means old.

Aldis Early Origins



The surname Aldis was first found in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire in the south east of England, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Soon after, Rudolphus Aldous was recorded in Yorkshire in 1168 as holding considerable estates and lands, and Robert Aldous was recorded in Norfolk in 1230.

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Aldis Spelling Variations


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Aldis Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Aldis, Aldous, Aldhouse, Aldus, Aldiss, Oldis and many more.

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Aldis Early History


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Aldis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldis research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1284 is included under the topic Early Aldis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aldis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aldis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Aldis 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World 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 stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Aldis or a variant listed above:

Aldis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nathan Aldis who settled in Massachusetts in 1640. He was made freeman 1640 and was a Deacon of the town. He died March 15, 1670 and had at least two sons from which many of the North American family name descended
  • Nathan Aldis, who landed in Dedham Massachusetts in 1640

Aldis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Aldis, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aldis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aldis (post 1700)



  • Owen Aldis (1926-2001), American behavioural psychologist from Chicago
  • Dorothy Aldis (1896-1966), American children's author and poet
  • Ronald Aldis, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972
  • Asa Aldis, American politician, Justice of Vermont State Supreme Court, 1815; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1824, 1828
  • Peter Aldis (1927-2008), English footballer
  • Charles James Berridge Aldis (1808-1872), English physician, son of Sir Charles Aldis
  • Sir Charles Aldis (1775-1863), English surgeon

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Aldis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aldis Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 October 2015 at 10:29.

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