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The Anglo-Saxon name Aldridge comes from when its first bearer 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)


Aldridge Early Origins



The surname Aldridge was first found in the counties of Sussex, Suffolk, and Surrey, where the Aldridge 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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Aldridge Spelling Variations


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Aldridge Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Aldridge include Aldridge, Aldrich, Alderich, Alderidge, Eldrich, Elderidge, Elderich and many more.

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Aldridge Early History


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Aldridge Early History



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

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Aldridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aldridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Aldridge In Ireland


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Aldridge In Ireland



Some of the Aldridge 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Aldridge or a variant listed above:

Aldridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Aldridge, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1636
  • Henry Aldridge, who arrived in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1644
  • Robert Aldridge, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1656
  • Mathew Aldridge, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Jane Aldridge, who arrived in Maryland in 1675
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Aldridge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Deborah Aldridge, who settled in Jamaica in 1717
  • William Aldridge, who landed in Georgia in 1752
  • William Jos Aldridge, who arrived in America in 1795

Aldridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Aldridge, who arrived in New York in 1820
  • Thomas Aldridge, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County,Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Dr. Aldridge, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J. Pall Aldridge, who arrived in Arkansas in 1894

Aldridge Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Aldridge, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario

Aldridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Peter Aldridge, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Sydney J. Aldridge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839
  • Sydney J. Aldridge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839
  • Eliza Aldridge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839
  • Jane Aldridge arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Aldridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Job Aldridge, aged 25, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Anna Aldridge, aged 21, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Isabella Aldridge arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Helen Aldridge arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • Beatrice Aldridge arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aldridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aldridge (post 1700)



  • R. E. Aldridge, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1940
  • Victor Aldridge (1893-1973), American politician, Member of Indiana State Senate, 1937-48
  • Marvin Warren Aldridge (1923-2002), American Republican politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives, 1995-98
  • L. R. Aldridge, American Republican politician, Chair of Greene County Republican Party, 1952
  • James N. Aldridge, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 11th District, 1974
  • James D. Aldridge, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Frostburg, Maryland, 1941-42 (acting, 1941-42)
  • George Washington Aldridge (1856-1922), American Republican politician, Mayor of Rochester, New York, 1894; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920
  • F. M. Aldridge Sr., American politician, Mayor of Gainesville, Texas, 1953-55
  • Donald R. Aldridge, American Republican politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives, 1983-96
  • Cliff Aldridge, American Republican politician, Member of Oklahoma State Senate 42nd District; elected 2002
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Aldridge Historic Events


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Aldridge Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Ernest William Aldridge (1884-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Suggested Readings for the name Aldridge


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Suggested Readings for the name Aldridge



  • Aldridge Family Genealogy and History by Franklin Rudolph Aldridge.

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Aldridge 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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Aldridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aldridge 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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