Oltarten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Oltarten dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in a region or farm with alder trees. Accounts suggest that the surname Oltarten may also mean the farm of the great and wise warrior.

Early Origins of the Oltarten family

The surname Oltarten was first found in Northampton, Wiltshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, and is of great antiquity. The name means 'the farm of the great and wise warrior'.

Early History of the Oltarten family

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Oltarten 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 Oltarten have been found, including Alderton, Elderton, Eldarton, Aldarten, Eldertin and others.

Early Notables of the Oltarten family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Oltarten family

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 Oltarten, or a variant listed above: John Alderton who came at the time of the "Mayflower" in 1620; and settled in Plymouth, and later in Massachusetts, at the age of 21. Another John Alderton settled in Virginia in 1663.

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