Aldridge Family History
Aldridge Name Meaning
English:: from the Middle English personal names Alrich or Elrich and Aldrich or Eldrich representing any one of three Old English personal names Æthelrīc Ælfrīc and Ealdrīc formed respectively from æthel- ‘noble’ ælf ‘elf sprite’ and (e)ald ‘old honored’ + rīc ‘ruler’. habitational name from Aldridge (Staffordshire) Aldridge Grove in Hampden (Buckinghamshire) or from a similarly named unidentified place in the West Midlands recorded in Domesday Book as Alrewic from Old English alor ‘alder’ + wīc ‘specialized farmstead’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press