The ancestors of the Olterburg family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Suffolk
where they were first established as Lords of the Manor of Aldborough.
Early Origins of the Olterburg family
The surname Olterburg was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Aldborough. At the taking of the Domesday Book
survey in 1086, a census of England
initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
in 1066, Aldborough was held by Norman from his chief tenants, the Abbot of Ely and Robert Malet's mother. Conjecturally the family name is descended from this source. At this time, Aldborough consisted of a village with two churches.
Early History of the Olterburg family
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Olterburg Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Olterburg were recorded, including Aldborough, Alderborough, Aldbrough, Aldbrow, Aldeborough, Aldburc, Aldburgh, Aldberg, Elderborough, Alborough, Albrough and many more.
Early Notables of the Olterburg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Olterburg family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Olterburg arrived in North America very early: John Aldburgh who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.