Alderson Family Crest

Alderson Family CrestThe English surname Alderson, chiefly found in northern England, is of patronymic origin meaning son of, or descendant of Alder. The personal name Alder is derived from  a Middle English  name, representing a falling together of two Old English names, Ealdhere meaning “ancient army” and Æ{dh}elhere meaning “noble army.”  The first record of the name is in 1540 when Richard Aldersson was  a christening witness, at Dewsbury, Yorkshire on March 10th.  A famous bearer of the name was Sir James Alderson (1794 - 1882), who was president of the College of Physicians, 1867, and was knighted 1869; he was physician-extraordinary to the Queen, 1874. 

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