Naldrett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Naldrett is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for a person noted for giving good counsel.
Early Origins of the Naldrett family
The surname Naldrett 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." 
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.
"Edred or Eadred (died 955) was an ancient Saxon king of the English, youngest son of Eadward the elder and Eadgifu, and was chosen in 946 to succeed his brother Eadmund. At his coronation he received the submission of the Northumbrians, the Northmen, the Welsh, and the Scots. " 
Aldred the Glossator (10th cent.) was the "writer of the glosses in the Northumbrian dialect which are inserted in the Latin manuscript of the Gospels, known as the 'Lindisfarne Gospels,' or ' Durham Book,' and written about the year 700 in honour of St. Cuthberht. " 
Aldred (d. 1069), was an early English divine, Archbishop of York who first appears as a monk of Winchester. 
Early History of the Naldrett family
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Naldrett Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Naldrett has been recorded under many different variations, including Aldred, Aldreth, Aldret and others.
Early Notables of the Naldrett 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 fortune. His son, Sir Revett Eldred, 1st Baronet of Saxham Magna Suffolk (d. c. 1653) held the title but became extinct on his death. Thomas Eldred (1561-1624)...
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Naldrett migration to the United States +
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Naldrett or a variant listed above:
Naldrett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Albt. E. Naldrett, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Naldrett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Henry Allan Naldrett, aged 38, who immigrated to the United States from Langport, England, in 1914
- Henry Allen Naldrett, aged 39, who landed in America from Keynsham, England, in 1915
- Harry Naldrett, aged 49, who settled in America, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name Naldrett (post 1700) +
- Anthony James "Tony" Naldrett FRSC (b. 1933), Canadian geologist
Related Stories +
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print