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Olds Early Origins



The surname Olds was first found in Northampton where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Olds Spelling Variations


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Olds Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Old, Olds, Oldes, Olde and others.

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Olds Early History


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Olds Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olds research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Olds History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Olds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Olds Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Olds In Ireland


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Olds In Ireland



Some of the Olds family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olds Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Olds, who arrived in Connecticut in 1667 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Olds Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Olds, who landed in Canada in 1828
  • James Olds, who landed in Canada in 1834

Olds Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Charles Olds, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Rebecca Olds, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Frederick J. Olds, aged 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Olds (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Olds (post 1700)



  • William Henry "Bill" Olds (b. 1951), American former professional NFL football player
  • Walter Raymond Olds (1949-2009), American WHA ice hockey player and silver medalist at the 1972 Winter Olympics
  • George Daniel Olds (1853-1931), American academic, was the President of Amherst College (1924-1927)
  • Shelley Olds (b. 1980), American racing cyclist, winner of the Tour of New Zealand (2010)
  • Gabriel Emerson Olds (b. 1974), American actor and freelance writer
  • Robert Olds (1896-1943), American general officer in the United States Army Air Force, theorist of strategic air power, and proponent of an independent United States Air Force, father of Robin Olds
  • Ransom E. Olds (1864-1950), American pioneer of the automobile industry who claimed to have built his first steam car as early as 1894, the modern assembly line, eponym of the Oldsmobile
  • Sharon Olds (b. 1942), American poet, recipient of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award
  • James Olds (1922-1976), American psychologist and neuroscientist who co-discovered the pleasure center of the brain
  • Frank Ellsworth Olds (1861-1928), founder of American brass musical instrument manufacturing company
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Olds


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Suggested Readings for the name Olds



  • Letters to Sarah Ann Olds by Mary Chalfant Ormsbee.

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Olds Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

The Olds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Olds 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 19 March 2017 at 21:53.

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