Auld Name Study

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Date: 16 Apr 2019
Location: Scotlandmap
Surnames/tags: Auld Aulds
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Category:North_Carolina Category: Anson_County, North Carolina Category:Auld_Family_Cemetery, Pee_Dee, North_Carolina Category: Aulds Chapel Cemetery, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

"By Courage and Determination"


Surname Activity Feed

Use this URL to see recent activity involving Auld profiles: All Auld Activity

Change the name in the URL to check on activity involving other surnames.

Adding Sticker to Profiles

To add the Auld Name Study Sticker to a profile, you need to add the following code under the Biography line:

{{One Name Study|name=Auld}}

This profile is part of the Auld Name Study.

You can place this on your own profile, or on a Profile of an Ancestor that is important to the Auld line up in the tree. I placed one on my own to show I am a part of the Auld Name Study, as well as on my oldest direct Auld Ancestor in Scotland.

Auld vs. Aulds

There has been a lot of confusion over the addition of an "S" to the end of the Auld surname. The S was added sometime after 1900, mostly to the Farmerville, Union County, Louisiana Auld's. Those that moved away from Farmerville seemed to keep it "Auld" while those that stayed in the Farmerville area added the S. It is unclear if this was a census taker that decided to add the S and everyone went with it, or was a conscious effort to change the name.

There are a number of Auld's that were born as an Auld and died as an Aulds. Headstones tend to reflect the S, while official documentation such as birth certificates and Pre-1900 census support the Auld,


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

We have Aulds that have migrated out of Scotland to the United States, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. It would be wonderful to connect all those Aulds back to our Scottish origins.

Task List

  • There are a number of Orphaned profiles with the Auld surname. If you are comfortable doing so, see if you can take on a few of the Orphans to make sure someone is watching the profiles and adding to them. You get a Nifty new Badge for doing so! Orphaned Auld profiles on WikiTree
  • Hunting down valid sources for Auld's should be a top priority. This link will show all the Auld Surname profiles that are currently considered "Unsourced". Unsourced Auld profiles on WikiTree

Related Free Space Pages

Aulds Chapel

How to Join

Please contact the project leader Chuck Auld or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

Ye Auld Researchers

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My Wikitree for Auld goes back in a direct Male line to 1545 in Scotland to Andros Auld. If you can find or add anything to the Auld lines, please let me know!
posted by Chuck Auld