? – About 1016


1.   An Earldorman was a king’s representative who collected taxes and raised troops.

2.  The very important Anglo-Saxon word ‘Aethel’  appears to have six letters, but it should be remembered that ‘ae’ was a single character originally, and so was ‘th’. Names beginning with Athel and Ethel are obviously derived from it. ‘Th’ has sometimes been changed into a ‘y’ and so prefixes such as Ayel, Ayl and Ail are descended from the original ‘aethel’.  ‘Aethel’ means Noble, in the sense of being noble in character, or noble in birth, and in consequence it was a word much favoured for the names of royalty or other persons of high rank. In a slightly different sense, it may have come to have had a meaning somewhat similar to the modern ‘Prince’.


From:  http://www.mathematical.com/surreyaethelmaer.html

Æthelmaer Cyld “the Great” Thane of Surrey Ealdorman in Devonshire
died about 1016

*Æthelwerd I ‘the Historian’ Theign of Surrey Earldorman in Wessex
died 0998

*Æthelflaed of Wessex
(end of information)..


*Æthelthrith of Wessex
(end of information)..

*Wulfnoth Cyld of Sussex
born about 0975 Wessex, England
died 1015

biographical and/or anecdotal:

notes or source:


From:  http://armidalesoftware.com/issue/full/Thaler_174_main.html#N31

AETHELMAER CILD “THE GREAT19 (Aethelwerd “the historian”18Eadric17Aethelfrith16Aethelhelm15Aethelred I of14Aethelwulf of13Egbert of12Eahlmund of11Eafa10Eoppa9Ingeld8Cenred7Ceolwald6Cutha5Cuthwine4,Ceawlin3Cynric2Cerdic1), son of (27) Aethelwerd “the historian”18 _____, was born between 905 and 999, and died circa 1015[27].

+ 33 i. WULFNOTH CILD20; d. in 1015.


The  Medival History site below contains a variety of stories, legends and history relating to AEthelmaer.



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