Meaning and Origin of: Aldrich

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Old king

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from a Middle English personal name, Ailric, Alrich, Aldrich, etc. (Many different forms are recorded.) It represents the coalescence of at least two Old English personal names, Ælfrīc ‘elf ruler’ and Æ{dh}elrīc ‘noble ruler’.
  • The earliest recorded bearer of this surname in North America is George Alrich, who came from Derbyshire to MA in 1631.