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Origin of the name ÆLFLED.
Etymology of the name ÆLFLED.
Meaning of the baby name ÆLFLED.

  

ÆLFLED.  Variant spelling of Anglo-Saxon Ælflæd (q.v.), meaning "elfin-beauty." 

... Siward married twice.  His son by the first wife, called Young Siward in "Macbeth", was killed by Macbeth in the battle of Dunsinmore. Siward married for his second wife Aelfled, daughter of Alfred Earl of Northumberland and through her, acquired that title and great authority.  The Northumbrians were of Danish extraction and rejoiced at being ruled by the great Earl who was of Danish blood. His son by Aelfled, succeeded to the title and his daughter by Aelfled, married David I, King of Scotland... (Notable Southern Families, French, 1918)

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