Olterdyce was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland
. The ancestors of the Olterdyce family lived in the old barony of Allardice, in the parish of Arbuthnott in Kincardineshire
. This place name is derived from the Gaelic words all,
which means "cliff" and deas
which means "southern."
Early Origins of the Olterdyce family
The surname Olterdyce was first found in Kincardineshire
(Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland
, and part of the Aberdeenshire
Council Area since 1996, in a barony of the name Allardice, in the parish of Arbuthnot, about 1 mile north west of Inverbervie, where the Allardice Castle (also spelled Allardyce), the sixteenth-century manor house still stands today.
Early History of the Olterdyce family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olterdyce research.Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1413, 1607, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Olterdyce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Olterdyce Spelling Variations
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations
with single names. Olterdyce has appeared Allardice, Allardyce, Allardes, Allardise, Allardyse, Allerdash, Allerdes, Allyrdes, Allirdasse, Alerdes, Alerdyce, Alerdice, Alderdice, Alderdyce, Alderdise and many more.
Early Notables of the Olterdyce family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Olterdyce family to Ireland
Some of the Olterdyce family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 126 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Olterdyce family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland
, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan
societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Olterdyce: John Allardice, who landed at Charles Town South Carolina in 1768.