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Ailward History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Irish


The roots of this English name predate the Norman invasion of 1066. It comes from the Old English name "Adelweard," which existed before surnames came into usage in Britain. The name is composed of the elements "adal," meaning "noble," and "ward," meaning "guard."


Early Origins of the Ailward family


The surname Ailward was first found in Suffolk, where a Godric filius Aeilwardi was living in 1095.

Early History of the Ailward family


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Ailward Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Aylward, Ailward, Eylward and others.

Early Notables of the Ailward family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ailward family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ailward Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ailward, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831

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