Aldredge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Aldredge is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a the Old English personal name Aldrich, meaning old ruler, and refers to "a son of Aldrich." 
Early Origins of the Aldredge family
The surname Aldredge was first found in the counties of Sussex, Suffolk, and Surrey, where the Aldredge family held a family seat from very early times. The family had the Saxon spellings of Alderich, Ealdric, or possibly Aelfric before the Conquest.
Aldridge is a town in Staffordshire (now the West Midlands) that dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Alrewic and literally means "dwelling or farm among alders" having derived from the Old English word alor + wic. 
The parish was originally in the union of Walsall, in the hundred of Offlow, comprised 7,752 acres and was anciently held by Robert, a tenant of William fitzAnsculf and was worth 15 shillings. 
Important Dates for the Aldredge family
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Aldredge Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Aldredge has been recorded under many different variations, including Aldridge, Aldrich, Alderich, Alderidge, Eldrich, Elderidge, Elderich and many more.
Early Notables of the Aldredge family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Robert Aldridge; and Henry Aldrich (1647-1710), an English theologian, philosopher and architect who designed All Saints Church, Oxford. 
Robert Aldrich or Aldridge (d. 1566), was...
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Migration of the Aldredge family to Ireland
Some of the Aldredge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Aldredge migration to the United States
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Aldredge or a variant listed above:
Aldredge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Theophilus Aldredge, who arrived in Maryland in 1660 
- Thomas Aldredge, who landed in Maryland in 1662 
- Thomas Aldredge, who was living in Maryland in 1662
Aldredge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Eliza Aldredge, who settled in Virginia in 1714
- Eliza Aldredge, who landed in Virginia in 1714 
- Jan Aldredge, who landed in Virginia in 1719 
Contemporary Notables of the name Aldredge (post 1700)
- Sawnie Robertson Aldredge (1890-1949), American politician, Mayor of Dallas, Texas, 1921-23 
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