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The history of the name Aldred goes back those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a person noted for giving good counsel.

Aldred Early Origins



The surname Aldred 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." [1]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.

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Aldred Spelling Variations


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Aldred Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Aldred family name include Aldred, Aldreth, Aldret and others.

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Aldred Early History


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Aldred Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldred 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 Aldred History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aldred Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aldred Early Notables (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 Aldred Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Aldred or a variant listed above:

Aldred Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Aldred, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Aldred, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Aldred, aged 24, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Mary Aldred, who landed in Maryland in 1662
  • Henry Aldred, who landed in Maryland in 1664

Aldred Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Aldred, who arrived in America in 1811
  • William Aldred arrived in Philadelphia in 1834 and moved westward
  • William Aldred, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837

Aldred Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Aldred landed in Wellington & Nelson, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aldred (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aldred (post 1700)



  • Scott Phillip Aldred (b. 1968), American professional baseball pitcher
  • Anna Lee Aldred (1921-2006), first American woman to receive a jockey's license
  • Cyril Aldred (1914-1991), English Egyptologist and art historian
  • Sophie Aldred (b. 1962), English actress and television presenter
  • Paul Aldred (b. 1969), English cricketer
  • Kenneth James "Ken" Aldred (1945-2016), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Henty (1975-1980), for Bruce (1983-1990) and for Deakin (1990-1996)

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Aldred Historic Events


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Aldred Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Gerald A Aldred (b. 1914), English Ordinary Telegraphist serving for the Royal Navy from Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Joseph Aldred, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

The Aldred Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aldred 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.

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