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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

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, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Rebecca Olds, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Frederick J. Olds, aged 1, 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)



  • T. F. Olds, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 10th District, 1874
  • Ransom Eli Olds (1864-1950), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908
  • Mortimer Willis Olds (1876-1949), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Branch County, 1933; Postmaster at Coldwater, Michigan, 1933-48 (acting, 1933-34)
  • Milford H. Olds, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 3rd District, 1938
  • Loren B. Olds, American Republican politician, Member of Montana State Senate 2nd District, 1889-90
  • Martin Olds (1798-1872), American politician, Delegate to Oregon State Constitutional Convention from Yamhill County, 1857
  • Joseph Olds, American politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1844
  • Herbert V. Olds, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Havana, 1938; Rotterdam, 1939; Buenos Aires, 1941-46
  • Glenn Olds, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1986
  • Frederick Taft Olds, American politician, Mayor of Rochester, Minnesota, 1870-71
  • ... (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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    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 2 December 2016 at 20:16.

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