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." 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 Aldrete family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldrete 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 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... Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aldrete Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aldrete family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
"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.).
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-)