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Where did the English Aleworth family come from? What is the English Aleworth family crest and coat of arms? When did the Aleworth family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Aleworth family history?Aleworth is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Aleworth family lived in Warwickshire where they were first established as Lords of the Manor of Kineton.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Aleworth are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Aleworth include Aylworth, Aylesworth, Ayleworth, Ailsworth, Alesworth, Aleworth, Ailworth, Hailworth and many more.
First found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Kineton. Conjecturally they are descended from a Norman noble who occupied this manor at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book,  a survey of England initiated by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066 A.D. This Norman held his land from the King, and the estates were originally called Quintone, a market village.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aleworth research. Another 217 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aleworth History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Aleworth, or a variant listed above:
Aleworth Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Aleworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aleworth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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