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The saga of the name Alterman follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a duke, magistrate, or chief.

Alterman Early Origins



The surname Alterman was first found in Lincolnshire in eastern England. The name was recorded as holding lands in that county in the Domesday Book (1086,) a census taken by King William after his conquest of England in 1066. The family name is believed to have been seated there for many years.

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Alterman Spelling Variations


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Alterman Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Alterman were recorded, including Aldreman, Alderman, Elderman, Aelderman and others.

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Alterman Early History


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Alterman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alterman research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1194 is included under the topic Early Alterman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alterman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alterman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alterman Notables 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Alterman family emigrate to North America:

Alterman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Alterman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1789
  • Jacob Alterman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1789
  • Sophia Alterman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1797
  • Henrica Alterman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1797

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alterman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alterman (post 1700)



  • Stephen Alterman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
  • Meyer Alterman, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 17th District, 1923-37;
  • H. Alterman, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1928, 1932

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Alterman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alterman 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 10:34.

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