FROM OXFORD REFERENCE Database Title: "The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland" Search "Elder" in Reference library box Reference type: Subject Reference Current Version: 2016 Subject: Names studies Length: 171 words
Nancy's note: Abbreviation: IGI = "International Genealogical Index"
from LDS data in FamilySearch.org - Public access
OXFORD entry for ELDER: "Variants: Elders • Current frequencies: GB 3813, Ireland 497 • GB frequency 1881: 3151 • Main GB location 1881: widespread ...
Nancy's notes: Found similar entry in LDS FamilySearch.org Em Elder England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 christening: 14 November 1546 ST MARYS, WATFORD, HERTFORD, ENGLAND father: John Elder Citing this Record: "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J973-XB4 : 30 December 2014), Em Elder, 14 Nov 1546; citing ST MARYS,WATFORD,HERTFORD,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 991,355. *** Edward Elder England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 christening: 2 May 1549 NONINGTON, KENT, ENGLAND father: John Elder Citing this Record: "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWWN-D5V : 30 December 2014), Edward Elder, 02 May 1549; citing NONINGTON,KENT,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 215,557.
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**** Researching the early Scotland ELDER names listed in OXFORD book. Nancy's notes: >"When I used Google to search for CORSTORPHINE and ANDRO ELDER I found my own notes posted on the GOALS section of our ELDER DNA project at https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/elder/about/goals I have posted: "Elder Surname in "The Surnames of Scotland" by George Fraser Black. Pg. 241. ELDER. The 'elder,' signifying the elder of two bearing the same forename. John Eldar or Eldare de Corstorfin was burgess of Edinburgh in 1423 (LSC., p. 227; Egidii, p. 44). The surname is also recorded in Aberdeen in 1447 (CRA., p. 15). " John Elder, a renegade Scot, urged Henry VIII ('Bagcheeks') to invade Scotland, assuring him of the support of the Highland Clans (Coll., p. 23-32). Andro Elder, reidare at Menmure, 1574 (RMR.). Cf. Macnoravaich. Following are the sources mentioned in that entry for Elder (by George Fraser Black). --LSC. Liber cartarum Sancte Crucis . . . Edinburgh, 1840. --Egidii. Registrum cartarum ecclesie Sancti Egidii de Edinburgh. . . 1344-1567. Edinburgh, 1859. --CRA. Extracts from the council register of the burgh of Aberdeen. Aberdeen, 1844-45. 2 v. v. 1: 1398-1570; v. 2: 1570-1625. --Coll. Collectanea de rebus Albanicis, consisting of original papers and documents relating to the history of the Highlands and Islands. Edinburgh, 1847. --RMR. Register of ministers and readers in the Kirk of Scotland. . 1574. (In: Wodrow Society miscellany. v. 1. 1844.) *** Also, Searching for John ELDER in "Collectanea de Rebus Albanicis" found: "4i. A proposal for uniting Scotland with England, addressed to King Henry Vtll., by John Elder, clerke, a Reddshanke, 1542 also "John Elder's signature, prepared for the Bannatyne Miscellany. .." "John Elder, the author of this document was, by his own account, a native of Caithness, and a clergyman, who had studied at the Universi- ties of St Andrews, Aberdeen, and Glasgow, for twelve years...." more.... at https://archive.org/stream/collectaneadere00skengoog/collectaneadere00skengoog_djvu.txt
Searching in LDS FamilySearch.org found: John Elder Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950 christening: 15 February 1561 DUNFERMLINE, FIFE, SCOTLAND father: John Elder mother: Effie Smeton Citing this Record: "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYG6-9BL : 2 January 2015), John Elder, 15 Feb 1561; citing DUNFERMLINE,FIFE,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 844,775.
and Name Jhone Elder Gender Male Christening Date 12 Sep 1575 Christening Place PERTH,PERTH,SCOTLAND Father's Name Jhone Elder Citing this Record: "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQW7-8PP : 2 January 2015), Jhone Elder, 12 Sep 1575; citing PERTH,PERTH,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,040,383.