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Today's generation of the Alterdise family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Alterdise 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."

Early Origins of the Alterdise family


The surname Alterdise 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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Early History of the Alterdise family

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Early History of the Alterdise family


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

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Alterdise Spelling Variations

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Alterdise Spelling Variations


Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Alterdise has appeared Allardice, Allardyce, Allardes, Allardise, Allardyse, Allerdash, Allerdes, Allyrdes, Allirdasse, Alerdes, Alerdyce, Alerdice, Alderdice, Alderdyce, Alderdise and many more.

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Early Notables of the Alterdise family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Alterdise family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Alterdise family to Ireland

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Migration of the Alterdise family to Ireland


Some of the Alterdise family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Alterdise family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Alterdise family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Alterdise: John Allardice, who landed at Charles Town South Carolina in 1768.

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