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Iredale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Iredale is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in an area that was referred to as Airedale, which refers to those who lived in the valley of the river Aire found in the counties of Yorkshire and Cumberland.

Early Origins of the Iredale family

The surname Iredale was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Iredale family

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Iredale 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 Iredale 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 Iredale include: Ardall, Ardoll, Airedale, Irdale, Iredale and many more.

Early Notables of the Iredale family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Iredale family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Iredale Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Iredale, an United Empire Loyalist, Lieutenant of Guides and Pioneers, fled to Canada as a result to the American Revolution

Contemporary Notables of the name Iredale (post 1700)

  • Tom Iredale (1880-1972), English-born, Australian ornithologist and malacologist
  • Timothy Iredale (b. 1972), British television journalist, Political Editor for the BBC in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
  • Francis Adams Iredale (1867-1926), Australian Test cricketer who played 14 Tests
  • Randle W Iredale, prominent Canadian architect

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