Oldaker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Oldaker came to England with the ancestors of the Oldaker family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Oldaker family lived in Oldfield, Cheshire. This is a topographical name whose derivation is just as it looks. The original bearer of the name Oldfield would have been distinguished by residence near to an old field. Individual cases of the name may also spring from residence in a place which bears the name Oldfield for the same reasons as above.
Early Origins of the Oldaker family
The surname Oldaker was first found in Cheshire where "Guy de Provence, who came to this country [England] in the suite of Eleanor, on her marriage to King Henry III in 1236, married Alice, sister of Sir Patrick de Hartwell, and with her obtained the manor and lands of Oldfield, co. Chester. Their grandson, Richard, was the first who assumed the name De Oldfield."  Today, the hamlet of Oldfield is part of Gayton, a village in Wirral, Merseyside.
Early History of the Oldaker family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oldaker research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1236, 1581, 1585, 1552, 1585, 1929, 1595, 1644, 1624, 1644, 1623, 1664, 1645, 1683 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Oldaker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Oldaker Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Oldfield, Oldefield, Oldfeild and others.
Early Notables of the Oldaker family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Robert de Oldefelde of Oldfield; The Blessed Thomas Aufield (sometimes spelt Alfield) (1552-1585), an English Roman Catholic martyr, born in Gloucestershire, imprisoned and tortured in the Tower of London, beatified in 1929; Sir Samuel Owfield (1595-1644), an English politician...
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oldaker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In the United States, the name Oldaker is the 10,720th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Oldaker migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Oldaker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. William Oldaker, (b. 1796), aged 30, English cooper who was convicted in London (Buckingham House Barracks), England for 14 years for desertion from the army, transported aboard the "England"on 28th April 1826, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1832 
Contemporary Notables of the name Oldaker (post 1700) +
- James "Jamie" Oldaker (1951-2020), American rock music, blues rock and country music drummer and percussionist, known for his work with Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, The Tractors, Frehley's Comet
- Clifford H. Oldaker, American politician, Mayor of Floral Park, New York, 1927-29 
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The Oldaker Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: In cruce vincam
Motto Translation: I shall conquer in the cross.