The Elderdyce family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan
of ancient Scotland
. The Elderdyce 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 Elderdyce family
The surname Elderdyce 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 Elderdyce family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elderdyce research.Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1413, 1607, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Elderdyce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Elderdyce Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred
years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations
of the name Elderdyce include Allardice, Allardyce, Allardes, Allardise, Allardyse, Allerdash, Allerdes, Allyrdes, Allirdasse, Alerdes, Alerdyce, Alerdice, Alderdice, Alderdyce, Alderdise and many more.
Early Notables of the Elderdyce family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Elderdyce Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Elderdyce family to Ireland
Some of the Elderdyce family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 126 words (9 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 Elderdyce family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence
, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Elderdyce: John Allardice, who landed at Charles Town South Carolina in 1768.