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Origins Available: German, Scottish


The first people to use the name Alt were a family of Strathclyde- Britons who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived at Auld in Ayrshire.

Alt Early Origins



The surname Alt was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where the surname was recorded as Ealda in an Old English charter of 765. The family continued to prosper in this area for centuries and by 1284, John Alde was listed as servitor of the Earl of Carrick. By 1302 they had also acquired estates in Perthshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Alt Spelling Variations


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Alt Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Alt has appeared as Auld, Alda, Alde, Ald, Aulde, MacAuld and others.

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Alt Early History


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Alt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alt research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1477, 1488, 1494, 1501, 1532, 1542, and 1635 are included under the topic Early Alt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alt Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Alt In Ireland


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Alt In Ireland



Some of the Alt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 264 words (19 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



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Alt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Martha Alt settled in Barbados with her servants in 1679

Alt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johanes Alt, age 40 arrived in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Johanes Alt, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Michael Alt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Matheus Alt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Matheas Alt landed in Philadelphia in 1754
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Alt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Alt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Margar Alt, aged 65, arrived in America in 1851
  • Margareta Alt, who landed in America in 1851
  • Maria Alt, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Johann Alt, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Alt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fred Wilhelm Alt, who landed in Alabama in 1926
  • Guillermo Alt, who landed in Alabama in 1926

Alt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Hichola Alt U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Eastern District, Upper Canada c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alt (post 1700)



  • Franz Leopold Alt (1910-2011), Austrian-born American mathematician, an early computer science pioneer, one of the founders of the Association for Computing Machinery
  • Robert J. Alt, American politician, Mayor of Elkton, Maryland, 1998-2002
  • Louis Alt, American Republican politician, Postmaster at St. Louis, Missouri, 1922-27 (acting, 1922)
  • Glenn Leslie Alt (1895-1971), American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1945
  • George Alt (1886-1993), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 60th District, 1935-38
  • Charles Alt, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 10th District, 1909-10; Defeated, 1910
  • Carol Alt (b. 1960), American model and actress
  • Susanne Alt (b. 1978), German-born, Dutch jazz saxophone player
  • Franz Alt (1821-1914), Austrian landscape painter
  • Albrecht Alt (1883-1956), German Protestant theologian
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute et constantia
Motto Translation: By courage and perseverance.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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The Alt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alt 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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