When the ancestors of the Auldry family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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 Auldry family
The surname Auldry 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 Auldry family
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Auldry Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Auldry has been recorded under many different variations, including Aldrey, Aldrie, Aldri, Audrieu and others.
Early Notables of the Auldry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Auldry family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Auldrys were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: 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.