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Olden Early Origins



The surname Olden was first found in Westmorland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 11th century when Aldenus held estates in that county. They may have been of Cumbrian extraction. The Dalden variant has a most interesting history found in Dawdon or Dawden, Durham. "There was once a castle or peel here, which in the first ages after the Conquest was the seat of the family of Escolland, who, it seems, afterwards assumed the name of Dalden, by which term this place was formerly designated, It was also for two centuries a favourite seat of the family of Bowes. A domestic chapel was attached to the structure, as Sir Jordan de Dalden, in 1325, obtained a licence to establish an oratory within his manor-house, on condition that no injury should arise to the parochial church of Dalton." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Olden Spelling Variations


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Olden 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 Olden 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. The variations of the name Olden include: Alden, Aldin, Aldwen, Aldyn, Aldwyn, Aldwen, Elden, Eldwyn, Eldwin, Eldin, Olden, Auden, Aldan, Aldon and many more.

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Olden Early History


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Olden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olden research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1109, 1504, 1455, 1487, 1599, 1687, 1602, 1680, 1622, 1858, 1623 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Olden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Olden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Olden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John, C. Alden (1599-1687) was a crew member of the Mayflower and one of the Puritan settlers of the Plymouth Colony. He arrived in America where he became an assistant to the Governor of the colony. He married Priscilla Alden ( c. 1602-1680) (née Mullins or...

Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Olden In Ireland


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Olden In Ireland



Some of the Olden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Olden or a variant listed above:

Olden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Olden, who landed in Virginia in 1705

Olden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl G Olden, aged 30, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Gabriel Olden, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Isaac Olden, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Olden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Olden (post 1700)



  • Walter H. Olden, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Mercer County, 1926-27
  • Samuel Bedwell Olden Jr., American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Guayaquil, 1943
  • Harry L. Olden, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1956
  • Charles Smith Olden (1799-1876), American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Mercer County, 1845-50; Governor of New Jersey, 1860-63; Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1872
  • Charles H. Olden, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Mercer County, 1888

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Citations


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Olden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Olden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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