Alterboroh is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Alterboroh family lived in Suffolk
where they were first established as Lords of the Manor of Aldborough.
Early Origins of the Alterboroh family
The surname Alterboroh was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Aldborough. At the taking of the Domesday Book
survey in 1086, a census of England
initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
in 1066, Aldborough was held by Norman from his chief tenants, the Abbot of Ely and Robert Malet's mother. Conjecturally the family name is descended from this source. At this time, Aldborough consisted of a village with two churches.
Early History of the Alterboroh family
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Alterboroh Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Alterboroh are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Alterboroh include Aldborough, Alderborough, Aldbrough, Aldbrow, Aldeborough, Aldburc, Aldburgh, Aldberg, Elderborough, Alborough, Albrough and many more.
Early Notables of the Alterboroh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alterboroh family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Alterboroh, or a variant listed above: John Aldburgh who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.