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"AULD. From Old English (Anglo-Saxon) (e)ald, old. As a personal name Ealda is found in an Old English (Anglo-Saxon) charter of 765 A. D. Alda occurs in the Liber Vitae of Durham, and Alda tinges gefera ("the king's companion") is in record in a charter of 743 (Birch, Cartularium Saxonicum, 171). Auld was a not uncommon name in Ayrshire from early times. John Aide was servitor of the earl of Carrick in 1284 (Bain, n, 260), and another John Aide was burgess of Perth in 1292 (Milne, p. 5). An agreement was made in 1302 between Nicholas de Haya, dominus de Eroll, and William dictus Ad filius quondam Johannis dictus Aid, burgess of Perth (SCM., n, p. 315). Robert Aide was juror on an inquest held at Berwick in 1315 (Bain, m, 461), Bartholomew Aide was a burgess of Irvine in 1477 (Irvine, 150), and an action was pursued against Johne Auld and others for the wrongous taking of the hay of the Mains of Curmanok in 1488 (ALC., p. 115). John Aulde held a tenement in Glasgow in 1494 (REG., 469), and Robert Awld and William Auld appear in Lanark in 1501 (Lanark, p. 11). Andro Auld was a bonnet maker in Edinburgh in 1532 (EBR., p. 22), and John Auld was commissioner to Parliament for the burgh of Irvine in 1542 (APS., n, p. 410). James Auld in Galdinoch was one of the retainers of Wchtrid McDougall of Frewche in Galloway in 1635 (RFC., 2. ser. v, p. 125), and in the same year John MacAuld in Findret was 0 charged by John Grant of Ballindalloch with having reset the traitor James Grant and others (ibid., 2. ser. vi, p. 112). Archibald M'Auld, a retainer of Kennedy of Cassilis, was charged in 1635 with armed convocation and riot (ibid., 2. ser. v, p. 509), John Aid was reider at Dysart, 1636 (PBK., p. 92), Andrew Add in May, Caithness, was a follower of William Sinclair of Mey in 1670 (ibid., 3. ser. m, p. 194), and William Auld was proprietor in Rothesay in 1689. Auld is also used as one of the Anglicized forms of MacCathail, a name with which it has no connection in root or meaning. Latinized Aldius in Bute in 1507, and in Ireland it appears as Ould. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Auld

Wikipedia William Auld (6 November, 1924 ? 11 September, 2006) was a Scottish author and the deputy director of a grammar school.
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Wikipedia Robert "Bertie" Auld (born 23 March 1938) is a Scottish former football player and manager, most notable as member of Celtic's Lisbon Lions side of 1967.
Wikipedia Georgie Auld (May 19, 1919 ? January 8, 1990) was a jazz tenor saxophonist, clarinetist and bandleader.
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Wikipedia Andrew Auld (September 8, 1799-October 26, 1873) was a native of Linlithgow, Scotland.
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Wikipedia Susan Mary Auld [born Susan Denham Christie in Tynemouth] (1915?2002)She was the first woman to graduate as a naval architect, and went on to be a pioneering architect for the Royal Navy, and designed battleships for the Royal Navy and the floating vessels used to land Allied troops in France on D-Day in 1944.