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The Oldroyd name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived as inhabitants inside a clearing in a wooded region.

Oldroyd Early Origins



The surname Oldroyd was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Oldroyd Spelling Variations


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Oldroyd Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Oldroyd has undergone many spelling variations, including Holroyd, Hollroyd, Ollroyd, Olroyd, Oldroyd and others.

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Oldroyd Early History


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Oldroyd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oldroyd research. Another 320 words (23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oldroyd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oldroyd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oldroyd Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Oldroyd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oldroyd In Ireland


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Oldroyd In Ireland



Some of the Oldroyd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Oldroyd were among those contributors:

Oldroyd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Oldroyd, who arrived in Maryland in 1818
  • Joshua Oldroyd settled in New York State in 1855
  • Charles, Henry Thompson, and James Oldroyd settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1834 and 1880

Oldroyd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Oldroyd, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Ascendant"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oldroyd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oldroyd (post 1700)



  • Eleanor Oldroyd (b. 1962), English sports broadcaster with BBC Radio
  • George Oldroyd (1887-1956), English organist and composer of Anglican church music
  • James Gardner Oldroyd (1921-1982), British mathematician and noted rheologist
  • Edgar Oldroyd (1888-1964), British cricketer
  • Sir Mark Oldroyd (1843-1927), British woollen manufacturer and Liberal Party politician
  • Harold Oldroyd (1914-1978), British entomologist

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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: Quem te Deus esse jussit
Motto Translation: What God commands you to be.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    11. ...

    The Oldroyd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oldroyd 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 October 2016 at 15:20.

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