Alterborough is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Alterborough family lived in Suffolk
where they were first established as Lords of the Manor of Aldborough.
Early Origins of the Alterborough family
The surname Alterborough 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 Alterborough family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alterborough research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1371, 1500, 1584, 1630, 1617 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Alterborough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Alterborough Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Alterborough include Aldborough, Alderborough, Aldbrough, Aldbrow, Aldeborough, Aldburc, Aldburgh, Aldberg, Elderborough, Alborough, Albrough and many more.
Early Notables of the Alterborough family (pre 1700)
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alterborough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Alterborough family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Alterboroughs to arrive on North American shores: John Aldburgh who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.