The annals of Scottish history reveal that Elderdice was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland
. The Elderdice family 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 Elderdice family
The surname Elderdice 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 Elderdice family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elderdice research.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1413, 1607, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Elderdice History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Elderdice Spelling Variations
During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations
of the name Elderdice include Allardice, Allardyce, Allardes, Allardise, Allardyse, Allerdash, Allerdes, Allyrdes, Allirdasse, Alerdes, Alerdyce, Alerdice, Alderdice, Alderdyce, Alderdise and many more.
Early Notables of the Elderdice family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Elderdice Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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Migration of the Elderdice family to Ireland
Some of the Elderdice family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 60 words (4 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 Elderdice family to the New World and Oceana
Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia
and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence
. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan
societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Elderdice:
Elderdice Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Hugh Elderdice, who arrived in Maryland in 1817 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Elderdice (post 1700)
- Charles M. Elderdice, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 1914 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html