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Elderbarry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

When the ancestors of the Elderbarry family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Suffolk where they were first established as Lords of the Manor of Aldborough.

Early Origins of the Elderbarry family

The surname Elderbarry 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 Elderbarry family

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Elderbarry 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. Elderbarry has been recorded under many different variations, including Aldborough, Alderborough, Aldbrough, Aldbrow, Aldeborough, Aldburc, Aldburgh, Aldberg, Elderborough, Alborough, Albrough and many more.

Early Notables of the Elderbarry family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Elderbarry 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. Elderbarrys were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: John Aldburgh who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.

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