Last name: ALDERMAN

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ALDERMAN : This last name is indexed 41,130 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ALDERMAN : 1: English (southern): status name from Middle English alderman Old English ealdorman literally ‘elder’. Before the Norman Conquest this term denoted a high official with authority over a district; by the 12th century it had come to denote a member of the governing body of a city or borough or the governor of a craft guild.2: Americanized form of German Aldermann: variant of Altermann (see Alterman) a cognate of 1 above.

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