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The saga of the Alerdyce family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts. They lived in the old barony of Allardice, in the parish of Arbuthnott in Kincardineshire. This place name is derived from the Gaelic words all, which means "cliff" and deas which means "southern."

Alerdyce Early Origins



The surname Alerdyce was first found in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, in a barony of the name Allardice, in the parish of Arbuthnot, about 1 mile north west of Inverbervie, where the Allardice Castle (also spelled Allardyce), the sixteenth-century manor house still stands today.

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Alerdyce Spelling Variations


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Alerdyce Spelling Variations



Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Alerdyce has been written Allardice, Allardyce, Allardes, Allardise, Allardyse, Allerdash, Allerdes, Allyrdes, Allirdasse, Alerdes, Alerdyce, Alerdice, Alderdice, Alderdyce, Alderdise and many more.

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Alerdyce Early History


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Alerdyce Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alerdyce research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1413, 1607, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Alerdyce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alerdyce Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alerdyce Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alerdyce Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alerdyce In Ireland


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Alerdyce In Ireland



Some of the Alerdyce family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 126 words (9 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



Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Alerdyce: John Allardice, who landed at Charles Town South Carolina in 1768.

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