Altartynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Altartynd comes from when the family resided in a region or farm with alder trees. Accounts suggest that the surname Altartynd may also mean the farm of the great and wise warrior.
Early Origins of the Altartynd family
The surname Altartynd was first found in Northampton, Wiltshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, and is of great antiquity. The name means 'the farm of the great and wise warrior'.
Early History of the Altartynd family
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Altartynd Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Altartynd include Alderton, Elderton, Eldarton, Aldarten, Eldertin and others.
Early Notables of the Altartynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Altartynd family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Alderton who came at the time of the "Mayflower" in 1620; and settled in Plymouth, and later in Massachusetts, at the age of 21. Another John Alderton settled in Virginia in 1663.
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