England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Elderly family lived in an area called Audrieu in Normandy. Guillaume de Audrieu resided in that area, in addition to holding lands in the canton of Tilly-Sur Seulles, near Caen, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Elderly family
Durham where Guillaume de Audrieu held lands in addition to his lands in the canton of Tilly-Sur Seulles, near Caen in Normandy. In 1083 William also held lands in Wiltshire.
Early History of the Elderly family
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Elderly Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Elderly are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Elderly include Aldrey, Aldrie, Aldri, Audrieu and others.
Early Notables of the Elderly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elderly family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Elderly, or a variant listed above: Ellen Audrey, who settled in Virginia in 1652; Joseph Audrieu, who settled in Louisiana in 1756; and Samuel Audry, who settled in Virginia in 1660.
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