The tale of the name Ealderdice begins with a family who lived in the old barony of Allardice, in the parish of Arbuthnott in Kincardineshire
. This place name is derived from the Gaelic words all,
which means "cliff" and deas
which means "southern."
Early Origins of the Ealderdice family
The surname Ealderdice was first found in Kincardineshire
(Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland
, and part of the Aberdeenshire
Council Area since 1996, in a barony of the name Allardice, in the parish of Arbuthnot, about 1 mile north west of Inverbervie, where the Allardice Castle (also spelled Allardyce), the sixteenth-century manor house still stands today.
Early History of the Ealderdice family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ealderdice research.Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1413, 1607, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Ealderdice History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ealderdice Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Ealderdice has been spelled Allardice, Allardyce, Allardes, Allardise, Allardyse, Allerdash, Allerdes, Allyrdes, Allirdasse, Alerdes, Alerdyce, Alerdice, Alderdice, Alderdyce, Alderdise and many more.
Early Notables of the Ealderdice family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ealderdice family to Ireland
Some of the Ealderdice family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 126 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ealderdice family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Ealderdice: John Allardice, who landed at Charles Town South Carolina in 1768.