The name Elderboro was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Elderboro family lived in Suffolk
where they were first established as Lords of the Manor of Aldborough.
Early Origins of the Elderboro family
The surname Elderboro 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 Elderboro family
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Elderboro Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Aldborough, Alderborough, Aldbrough, Aldbrow, Aldeborough, Aldburc, Aldburgh, Aldberg, Elderborough, Alborough, Albrough and many more.
Early Notables of the Elderboro family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elderboro family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Elderboro or a variant listed above: John Aldburgh who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.