Ealdartant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Ealdartant is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in a region or farm with alder trees  or the farm of the great and wise warrior. 
Early Origins of the Ealdartant family
The surname Ealdartant was first found in Northamptonshire, Wiltshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, where Alderton, parishes or various sizes are still found today. The Domesday Book of 1086 lists: Aldritine in Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire; Aldritone, Wiltshire; and Alretuna, Suffolk. 
The first record in early rolls was that of Alexander de Alreton who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1191. Later, John de Aldrinton was found in the Assize Rolls for Worcestershire in 1221 and much later, Richard Alderton was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1525. 
Early History of the Ealdartant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ealdartant research. Another 24 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 159 and 1592 are included under the topic Early Ealdartant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ealdartant 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. Ealdartant has been spelled many different ways, including Alderton, Elderton, Eldarton, Aldarten, Eldertin and others.
Early Notables of the Ealdartant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ealdartant family
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 Ealdartants to arrive in North America: John Alderton who came at the time of the "Mayflower" in 1620; and settled in Plymouth, and later in Massachusetts, at the age of 21. Another John Alderton settled in Virginia in 1663.
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