The original Gaelic versions of today's Irish names demonstrate a proud, ancient past. The original Gaelic form of the name Ardle is Mac Ardghail, from the word "ardghal," which means "high valor."
Early Origins of the Ardle family
The surname Ardle was first found in County Louth
(Irish: Lú) the smallest county in Ireland
, located on the East coast, in the Province of Leinster
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Ardle family
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Ardle Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland
during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Ardle revealed spelling variations
, including Cardle, McCardle, Cardell, McCardel, McCardell and others.
Early Notables of the Ardle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ardle family to the New World and Oceana
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Ardle name:
Ardle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Ardle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)