Origin of the name ÆÐELRED.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ÆÐELRED.
The same as Anglo-Saxon Æthelred
(q.v.), composed of the Old English elements æðel
"noble" and ræd "counsel," hence "noble
counsel." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).
Also see Ethelred.
... About 970 Bishop Theorcred
left swords, shields, and spears, but no byrnie. In 1008 Aeðelred
preparing for war commanded that ships should be built over all England
i.e. from 310 hides one long ship; and from 8 hides, a helmet and
corselet showing value of the latter even in the 11th cent.... (Anglo-Saxon
Weapon Names Treated Archaeologically and Etymologically, Keller,