Show ContentsHalderman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Halderman comes from when its first bearer worked as a duke, magistrate, or chief. [1]

Early Origins of the Halderman family

The surname Halderman was first found in Lincolnshire in eastern England. One of the first records of the family was Jukel Alderman, Sheriff of London, 1194 and this may the same Jacob Alderman, who was Sheriff of London, 1199. [2] James Alderman was Lord Mayor of London in 1216. And the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Robert le Alderman, Norfolk. [2]

Early History of the Halderman family

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Halderman Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Halderman include Aldreman, Alderman, Elderman, Aelderman and others.

Early Notables of the Halderman family (pre 1700)

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United States Halderman migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Halderman or a variant listed above:

Halderman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicholas Halderman, who landed in America in 1727 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Halderman (post 1700) +

  • Gale Halderman (1933-2020), American automotive designer, co-creator of the Ford Mustang
  • William J. Halderman (1840-1917), American Republican politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1877; Pawnee County Treasurer; Member of Nebraska State Senate, 1899 [4]
  • John Acoming Halderman Jr. (1833-1908), American politician, U.S. Consul in Bangkok, 1880; U.S. Minister to Siam, 1882-85; U.S. Consul General in Bangkok, 1882-85 [4]
  • Jacob Fulton Halderman (1874-1952), American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1919-20; Member of Nebraska State Senate, 1921 [4]

  1. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. 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)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook