The name Eldbrough reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Eldbrough family lived in Suffolk
where they were first established as Lords of the Manor of Aldborough.
Early Origins of the Eldbrough family
The surname Eldbrough was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Aldborough. At the taking of the Domesday Book
survey in 1086, a census of England
initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
in 1066, Aldborough was held by Norman from his chief tenants, the Abbot of Ely and Robert Malet's mother. Conjecturally the family name is descended from this source. At this time, Aldborough consisted of a village with two churches.
Early History of the Eldbrough family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eldbrough research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1371, 1500, 1584, 1630, 1617 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Eldbrough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eldbrough Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Eldbrough family name include Aldborough, Alderborough, Aldbrough, Aldbrow, Aldeborough, Aldburc, Aldburgh, Aldberg, Elderborough, Alborough, Albrough and many more.
Early Notables of the Eldbrough family (pre 1700)
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eldbrough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Eldbrough family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Eldbrough family to immigrate North America: John Aldburgh who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.