Auldrie is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Auldrie family lived in an area called Audrieu in Normandy
. Guillaume de Audrieu resided in that area, in addition to holding lands in the canton of Tilly-Sur Seulles, near Caen, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Auldrie family
The surname Auldrie was first found in Durham
where Guillaume de Audrieu held lands in addition to his lands in the canton of Tilly-Sur Seulles, near Caen in Normandy
. In 1083 William also held lands in Wiltshire.
Early History of the Auldrie family
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Auldrie Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Auldrie include Aldrey, Aldrie, Aldri, Audrieu and others.
Early Notables of the Auldrie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Auldrie family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Auldries to arrive on North American shores: Ellen Audrey, who settled in Virginia in 1652; Joseph Audrieu, who settled in Louisiana in 1756; and Samuel Audry, who settled in Virginia in 1660.