Oltartyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The present generation of the Oltartyn family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in a region or farm with alder trees. Accounts suggest that the surname Oltartyn may also mean the farm of the great and wise warrior.
Early Origins of the Oltartyn family
The surname Oltartyn 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 Oltartyn family
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Oltartyn Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Oltartyn include Alderton, Elderton, Eldarton, Aldarten, Eldertin and others.
Early Notables of the Oltartyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Oltartyn family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Oltartyn were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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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