Alderson Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Alderson Name Meaning: Patronymic from the personal name Alder 'Alder tree'. 'The sun rising proper behind a green mount, thereupon a branch of alder, is the Crest'

The name may have been given to somebody who lived by an Alder tree or perhaps a group of them. The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Alderson Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Alderson family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 121
Agricultural Labourer 97
Farmer 91
Independent 72
Male Servant 51
Coal Miner 36
Lead Miner 35
Labourer 28
Shoe Maker 19
Tailor 15
Publican 11
Ag Lab 11
Clerk 10
Mason 10
Joiner 9
Dress Maker 9
Pupil 9
Lead Minor 9
Butcher 8
Linen Weaver 8
Yeoman 8
Wool Comber 7
Cloth Dresser 7
Stuff Weaver 7
Shoemaker 6

Alderson Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Alderson 100% 33,268
2 Olderson 88% 174
3 Elderson 88% 151

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The surname Alderson is the most popular version of all its varients

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