Aldrete History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Aldrete is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person noted for giving good counsel.

Early Origins of the Aldrete family

The surname Aldrete 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]

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.

"Edred or Eadred (died 955) was an ancient Saxon king of the English, youngest son of Eadward the elder and Eadgifu, and was chosen in 946 to succeed his brother Eadmund. At his coronation he received the submission of the Northumbrians, the Northmen, the Welsh, and the Scots. " [2]

Aldred the Glossator (10th cent.) was the "writer of the glosses in the Northumbrian dialect which are inserted in the Latin manuscript of the Gospels, known as the 'Lindisfarne Gospels,' or ' Durham Book,' and written about the year 700 in honour of St. Cuthberht. " [2]

Aldred (d. 1069), was an early English divine, Archbishop of York who first appears as a monk of Winchester. [2]

Important Dates for the Aldrete family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldrete research. Another 59 words (4 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 Aldrete History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aldrete Spelling Variations

Aldrete has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Aldrete have been found, including Aldred, Aldreth, Aldret and others.

Early Notables of the Aldrete 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 fortune. His son, Sir Revett Eldred, 1st Baronet of Saxham Magna Suffolk (d. c. 1653) held the title but became extinct on his death. Thomas Eldred (1561-1624)...
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aldrete Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aldrete migration to the United States

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Aldretes to arrive on North American shores:

Aldrete Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Josef Aldrete, aged 38, originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, who arrived in New York in 1912 aboard the ship "Lusitania" from Liverpool, England [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Aldrete (post 1700)

  • Mike Aldrete (b. 1961), American Major League Baseball former player (1986-1996) and current bench coach for the St. Louis Cardinals
  • Gregory S. Aldrete (b. 1966), American academic, writer and professor of history and humanistic studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Adrián Aldrete (b. 1988), Mexican footballer, member of the Mexico National Team (2005-)

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ5Q-55M : 6 December 2014), Josef Aldrete, 14 Sep 1912; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lusitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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