Edler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Edler has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person considered to be brave and noble.

Early Origins of the Edler family

The surname Edler was first found in Norfolk and Northampton where they were recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 when Adelard was an under tenant of lands at that time.

"Adelard of Bath was a 12th century writer on philosophy, of English birth, flourished about the beginning of the twelfth century. His English name was Æthelhard. His native place is said to have been Bath; but of the facts of his life little is known beyond the few references to travels contained in his own writings, and an entry in the Pipe Roll, 31 Henry I. " [1]

Important Dates for the Edler family

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Edler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Edler have been found, including Aelheard, Adelard, Adlard and others.

Early Notables of the Edler family (pre 1700)

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Edler migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Edler, or a variant listed above:

Edler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Edler, aged 25, who arrived in Missouri in 1845 [2]
  • Emil Edler, who landed in New York, NY in 1851 [2]
  • Adolph Edler, who arrived in Sacramento Co., California in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Edler (post 1700)

  • Lawrence A. Edler, American politician, Mayor of Santa Cruz, California, 1978-79 [3]
  • A. B. Edler, American politician, Social Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from Utah at-large, 1900 [3]
  • Edler Von Drouin, noble

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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