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The many generations and branches of the Aldrich family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a the Old English personal name Aldrich, meaning old ruler, and refers to "a son of Aldrich." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Aldrich Early Origins



The surname Aldrich was first found in the counties of Sussex, Suffolk, and Surrey, where the Aldrich 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 + wi c. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Aldrich Spelling Variations


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Aldrich Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Aldrich were recorded, including Aldridge, Aldrich, Alderich, Alderidge, Eldrich, Elderidge, Elderich and many more.

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Aldrich Early History


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Aldrich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldrich research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1647 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Aldrich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aldrich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aldrich Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aldrich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aldrich In Ireland


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Aldrich In Ireland



Some of the Aldrich family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Aldrich family emigrate to North America:

Aldrich Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Aldrich, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1636
  • George Aldrich who settled in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1639
  • Henry Aldrich, who came to Dedham in 1645
  • Henry Aldrich, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1645
  • Robert Aldrich, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1656
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Aldrich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Susanna Aldrich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Pieter Aldrich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732

Aldrich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A G Aldrich, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • David Aldrich, who landed in New York in 1835
  • George Aldrich, who settled in Texas in 1835
  • William Aldrich, who arrived in Mississippi in 1847
  • Robert G Aldrich, who landed in Mississippi in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Aldrich Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Philip Aldrich, who landed in Canada in 1839
  • J G Aldrich, aged 28, arrived in Quebec in 1868

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aldrich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aldrich (post 1700)



  • Charles H. Aldrich (1850-1929), American politician, U.S. Solicitor General, 1892-93
  • Winthrop Williams Aldrich (1885-1974), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1953-57
  • William Farrington Aldrich (1853-1925), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1896-97, 1898-99, 1900-01; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1900, 1904
  • William Aldrich (1820-1885), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1859; U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1877-83; defeated, 1882
  • William D. Aldrich (1851-1897), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Warren County, 1888
  • W. A. Aldrich, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 8th District, 1871-75
  • Truman Heminway Aldrich (1848-1932), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama 9th District, 1896-97; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1904
  • Thomas F. Aldrich, American politician, Supervisor of Bedford Township, Monroe County, Michigan, 1850-51
  • Samuel Aldrich, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1888
  • Rupert F. Aldrich (1908-1987), American Republican politician, Oxford County Clerk of Courts; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1948, 1952
  • ... (Another 60 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Aldrich


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Suggested Readings for the name Aldrich



  • The George Aldrich Genealogy, 1605-1971 by Alvin James Aldrich.

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Aldrich Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

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