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The ancient roots of the Haldeman family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Haldeman comes from when the family lived in Oldham, in Lancashire. This was a town near the city of Manchester; it has since been absorbed by that city. The place-name Oldham is derived from the Old English elements old, which means old, and ham, which means farm. The place-name therefore translates as "the old farm." Alternatively, Oldham could have meant "dweller by the long-cultivate river flat." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Haldeman Early Origins



The surname Haldeman was first found in Lancashire at Oldham, an enfranchised borough, a parochial chapelry, and the head of a union, in the parish of Prestwich, hundred of Salford. Now part of Greater Manchester, the first record of the placename was found in 1226-1228 when it was listed as Aldholm. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"Oldham was for a long period celebrated for the manufacture of hats, which was established so early as the fifteenth century." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another possible origin of the name was found. "This place [(Werneth, Lancashire) which adjoins to the town of Oldham], anciently Fernet, was held in the reign of Henry III. by Alwardus de Aldholme, founder of the family of Oldham. His daughter and co-heiress conveyed the manor to the Cudworths, a branch of a Yorkshire family; and from them the estate passed by sale to Sir Ralph Assheton, of Middleton." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
We can only assume that both sources are referring to that same family at different times. Early rolls list the first record of the name not in Lancashire but as Achard de Aldeham in the Feet of Fines for Kent. Richard de Oldham was listed in Lancashire in 1384. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Agnes de Oldom and Robertus de Oldom. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Haldeman Spelling Variations


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Haldeman Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Haldeman has appeared include Oldham, Oldum, Oldan, Oldhams and others.

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Haldeman Early History


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Haldeman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haldeman research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1486, 1480, 1505, 1486, 1480, 1452, 1519, 1653 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Haldeman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Haldeman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Haldeman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haldeman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Haldeman arrived in North America very early:

Haldeman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ulrig Haldeman, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Christian Haldeman, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Peter Haldeman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Haldeman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Haldeman (post 1700)



  • William Birch Haldeman (1846-1924), American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky Democratic State Central Committee, 1884-90; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1896, 1908, 1912
  • Robert Haldeman, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1968
  • Richard Jacobs Haldeman (1831-1886), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1869-73
  • P. M. Haldeman, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 7th District, 1858-59
  • Lauren Haldeman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2004
  • Jacob Samils Haldeman (1821-1889), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 12th District, 1853-55; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860; U.S. Minister to Sweden, 1861-64
  • Isaiah R. Haldeman, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Montgomery County, 1901-02
  • Horace Leander Haldeman (1847-1920), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 17th District, 1917-20
  • H. E. Haldeman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1896
  • E. M. Haldeman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Haldeman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haldeman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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