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Oldersley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Oldersley has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in a region or small valley with alder trees. The surname Oldersley may also indicate one who came from Aldersey, an ancient village or hamlet that once existed in England.

Early Origins of the Oldersley family


The surname Oldersley 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 Oldersley family


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Oldersley Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Oldersley have been found, including Aldersey, Eldersey, Aldersea, Eldersy and others.

Early Notables of the Oldersley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Oldersley family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Oldersley, or a variant listed above: 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.

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