The name Ildech is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Holdich, Norfolk
. This locale cannot be found today, but was listed pre 1700.
Early Origins of the Ildech family
The surname Ildech was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Ildech family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ildech research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Ildech History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ildech Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Ildech are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. 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. The variations of the name Ildech include: Holditch, Holdich, Holdrich, Holdridge, Hilditch and many more.
Early Notables of the Ildech family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ildech family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ildech or a variant listed above: Richard Holdick who settled in Virginia in 1650; J. and H. Holdridge settled in Philadelphia in 1822.