Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from the Old English given name Aldus. Ald, the first part of the name, means old.
Early Origins of the Aldous family
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.
Early History of the Aldous family
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Aldous Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Aldous family name include Aldis, Aldous, Aldhouse, Aldus, Aldiss, Oldis and many more.
Early Notables of the Aldous family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aldous family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Aldous family to immigrate North America: Nathan Aldis who settled in Massachusetts, 1640; he was made freeman 1640 and was a Deacon of the town. He died March 15; 1670; had at least two sons from which many of the North American family name descended..
Contemporary Notables of the name Aldous (post 1700)
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