The name Nalder comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person noted for giving good counsel.
Early Origins of the Nalder family
The surname Nalder was first found in Cambridgeshire
, at Aldreth, a hamlet that dates back to 1170 when it was listed as Alrehetha in the Pipe Rolls
. The name literally means "landing-place by the alders" from the Old English words for "alor" and "hyth." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
However the surname dates back further and is recorded in the Domesday Book
as Aldreth and Ealdred as holding lands under the Norman King William soon after the Conquest in 1086. In fact, Aldred was a famous ecclesiastic, who was Bishop of York from 1044-1060, and Archbishop of York from 1060-1069, and it was he who crowned the Conqueror.
Early History of the Nalder family
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Nalder Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Nalder has undergone many spelling variations
, including Aldred, Aldreth, Aldret and others.
Early Notables of the Nalder family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Eldred (1552-1632), an English traveler and merchant. Born in New Buckenham, Norfolk
, after his parents moved from Suffolk
, he traveled to Tripoli and returned home with a ship full of goods that were sold making him a wealthy man with a large... Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nalder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nalder family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Nalder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Charles Nalder, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
- Eliza Nalder, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
- Joseph Nalder, aged 35, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
- Eve Nalder, aged 41, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
- Mary Nalder, aged 12, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
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