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"ALLARDYCE, AIAARDICE, ALLARDES. Of territorial origin from the old barony of Allardice in the parish of Arbuthnott, Kincardineshire. "It is not a very common name, but all who hold it believe in their descent from the old family which was settled for so long a period on the banks of the Bervie Water (" (Genealogical magazine, vn, p. 296). The estate was sold in 1872 and now forms part of the Arbuthnott estate in the same parish. Nisbet says William the Lion gave charters of lands of Alrethis to a person who assumed that name ( (Heraldry, i, p. 45). Alexander de Allyrdas, who witnessed a charter of the lands of Clack c. 1294 (REA., i, p. 37), is doubtless Alisaundre de Allerdashe of the county of Kincardyn who rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 209). Walter de Allerdas also rendered homage in the same year (ibid., n, 730). John de Allirdas was a witness in Brechin in 1364 (REB., i, 21), and Thomas de Allirdas had an annual pension of 20s. from the lands of Lytilbarres in 1370 (RMS., i, 306). David de Allyrdas was scutif er of the duke of Albany in 1413 (RMS., i, 944), Sir James Allirdes was clerk of the king's treasury and archdeacon of Murray in 1478 (Bain, rv, 1449), James Alirdes was prebendary of Torbolton in 1491 (REG., 460), and John Allerdes of that Ilk was one of an assize in 1601 (Trials, n, p. 36). Among the old people of the locality the name is pronounced 'Airdis." Allardes 1543, Allerdash 1296, Allerdes 1481, Allirdasse 1415, AUyrdes 1496, Alyrdes 1443. Other forms are Alerdes, Alerdyce, Alerdice, Alirdes, and Allerdais. It has become Alderdice in Antrim and Armagh. See ARDES. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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