Oldartynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Oldartynd comes from the family having resided in a region or farm with alder trees. Accounts suggest that the surname Oldartynd may also mean the farm of the great and wise warrior.

Early Origins of the Oldartynd family

The surname Oldartynd was first found in Northampton, Wiltshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, and is of great antiquity. The name means 'the farm of the great and wise warrior'.

Early History of the Oldartynd family

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Oldartynd Spelling Variations

Oldartynd has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Alderton, Elderton, Eldarton, Aldarten, Eldertin and others.

Early Notables of the Oldartynd family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Oldartynd family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Oldartynds to arrive on North American shores: John Alderton who came at the time of the "Mayflower" in 1620; and settled in Plymouth, and later in Massachusetts, at the age of 21. Another John Alderton settled in Virginia in 1663.

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