Show ContentsOltermynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Oltermynd comes from one of the family having worked as a duke, magistrate, or chief. [1]

Early Origins of the Oltermynd family

The surname Oltermynd was first found in Lincolnshire in eastern England. One of the first records of the family was Jukel Alderman, Sheriff of London, 1194 and this may the same Jacob Alderman, who was Sheriff of London, 1199. [2] James Alderman was Lord Mayor of London in 1216. And the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Robert le Alderman, Norfolk. [2]

Early records of the name mention Adam de Alderman, 1200, London. John Alderman was documented in County Sussex, in the year 1175. Jukel Alderman was the Sheriff of London in the year 1194 as was Jacob Alderman in 1194. In the year 1273 Aldermann' de Bretford was recorded in the County of Sussex.

In the same year Robert le Alderman was registered in the County of Norfolk and Benjamin Aldermannus in the County of Sussex. Thomas Alderman, was the rector of St. Buttolph, Norwich, in the year 1388. [3]

Early History of the Oltermynd family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oltermynd research. Another 32 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1194 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Oltermynd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Oltermynd 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 Oltermynd have been found, including: Aldreman, Alderman, Elderman, Aelderman and others.

Early Notables of the Oltermynd family

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Migration of the Oltermynd 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. Among the first immigrants of the name Oltermynd, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Grace Alderman, who arrived at the age of 22 in Virginia in 1635, soon after the Plymouth settlement; and Peter Alderman, aged 32 arrived in Boston in 1820.



The Oltermynd Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper Floreat
Motto Translation: May it always flourish


  1. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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