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Aldwinkle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The present generation of the Aldwinkle family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the area of Aldwincle.

Early Origins of the Aldwinkle family


The surname Aldwinkle was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Aldwinkle family


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Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1230, 1386, 1468, 1648, 1654 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Aldwinkle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aldwinkle Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Aldwinkle include Aldewinckell, Aldewinkell, Aldwincle, Audewinkle, Aldwinckle, Aldwinkle, Allwinckle, Alwincle, Audewincle, Aldewynkyl and many more.

Early Notables of the Aldwinkle family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Aldwinkle family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Aldwinkle were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Aldwinkle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Aldwinkle, who married Gifford Pennant in Jamaica in 1669

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