The name Aldread comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person noted for giving good counsel.
Early Origins of the Aldread family
The surname Aldread was first found in Cambridgeshire
, at Aldreth, a hamlet that dates back to 1170 when it was listed as Alrehetha in the Pipe Rolls
. The name literally means "landing-place by the alders" from the Old English words for "alor" and "hyth." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
However the surname dates back further and is recorded in the Domesday Book
as Aldreth and Ealdred as holding lands under the Norman King William soon after the Conquest in 1086. In fact, Aldred was a famous ecclesiastic, who was Bishop of York from 1044-1060, and Archbishop of York from 1060-1069, and it was he who crowned the Conqueror.
Early History of the Aldread family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldread research.Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1198, 1552, 1632, 1653, 1561, 1624, 1586, 1588, 1563, 1646 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Aldread History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aldread Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Aldread has undergone many spelling variations
, including Aldred, Aldreth, Aldret and others.
Early Notables of the Aldread family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Eldred (1552-1632), an English traveler and merchant. Born in New Buckenham, Norfolk
, after his parents moved from Suffolk
, he traveled to Tripoli and returned home with a ship full of goods that were sold making him a wealthy man with a large... Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aldread Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aldread family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Aldread Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joel Aldread, English Convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851