Oldersey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the name Oldersey date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in a region or small valley with alder trees. The surname Oldersey may also indicate one who came from Aldersey, an ancient village or hamlet that once existed in England.
Early Origins of the Oldersey family
The surname Oldersey was first found in Cheshire, at Aldersey, a civil parish, now in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester. They are a family of great antiquity in that county, and held estates at Aldersey and Spurstow from about the 11th century. They also held estates at Bunbury and Peel Hall in the parish of Tarvin.
Early History of the Oldersey family
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Oldersey Spelling Variations
Oldersey 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. Many variations of the name Oldersey have been found, including Aldersey, Eldersey, Aldersea, Eldersy and others.
Early Notables of the Oldersey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Oldersey 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 Olderseys to arrive on North American shores: Grace Aldersey, who settled in Virginia in 1646; Stephen Aldersea who arrived in Maryland in 1724; and John Aldersey, who settled in Boston in 1820.