Re: Georgia and Virginia connection
This name is hard to trace. There are Jewish Aldermans in CT from Russia, English Aldermans in MA.,German Alderman's in SW Virgina near Hillsville, and English Aldermans in Eastern, NC.
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Also, there Aldermans in FL and GA who are of unknown origin to me.
One explanation for the commonality of the name was that it was near the beginning of the phone book and picked up by emigrants. I don't know how true that theory is.
Sorry, I can't be of much help but I've run into the same problem trying to link my relatives who are from SW VA to other areas of the country.
Winston Salem, NC