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The name Altoombe is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in an enclosed place. The surname Altoombe literally means dweller at the old enclosure or dwelling.

Early Origins of the Altoombe family


The surname Altoombe was first found in Essex, Suffolk and Yorkshire at Aldham. In all cases, the place name meant "the old homestead," or "homestead of a man called Ealda," from the Old English personal name + "ham." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Aldham, Essex and Aldham, Suffolk were both listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 and both were listed under the same spelling, Aldeham. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Another branch of the family was found at Elford in Staffordshire. "Before the Conquest the manor [of Elford] belonged to Earl Algar, and in the reign of Henry III. was held by William de Alderne, whose descendants continued to enjoy it until the marriage of the heiress of Sir John Alderney with the Stanleys, when the property passed to that family." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Early History of the Altoombe family

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Early History of the Altoombe family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Altoombe research.
Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1660 and 1652 are included under the topic Early Altoombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Altoombe Spelling Variations

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Altoombe Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Altoombe has been spelled many different ways, including Aldham, Aldam, Aldem, Aldum, Aldeham, Aldom, Eldham, Eldam and many more.

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Early Notables of the Altoombe family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Altoombe family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Aldham of Shrimpling, Norfolk; and Thomas Aldham or Aldam (c. 1616-1660) was an English Quaker who was imprisoned in York in 1652 for speaking in a "steeple-house" (church), and fined 40 shillings...
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Altoombe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Altoombe family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Altoombe family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Altoombes to arrive in North America: Daniel Aldam aged 27 who settled in Maryland in 1775.

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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