Altersey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The origins of the Altersey name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Altersey was originally derived from a family having lived in a region or small valley with alder trees. The surname Altersey may also indicate one who came from Aldersey, an ancient village or hamlet that once existed in England.
Early Origins of the Altersey family
The surname Altersey was first found in Cheshire, at Aldersey, a civil parish, now in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester. They are a family of great antiquity in that county, and held estates at Aldersey and Spurstow from about the 11th century. They also held estates at Bunbury and Peel Hall in the parish of Tarvin.
Early History of the Altersey family
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Altersey 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 Altersey include Aldersey, Eldersey, Aldersea, Eldersy and others.
Early Notables of the Altersey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Altersey 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: Grace Aldersey, who settled in Virginia in 1646; Stephen Aldersea who arrived in Maryland in 1724; and John Aldersey, who settled in Boston in 1820.
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