The Ailevey surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the Germanic personal name Aldway
which was derived from Aeoelwig,
which meant noble war.
Early Origins of the Ailevey family
The surname Ailevey was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Ailevey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ailevey research.Another 393 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1279, 1279, 1296, 1327, 1349, 1369, 1561, 1645, 1584, 1645, 1704 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Ailevey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ailevey Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Ailevey are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ailevey include: Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.
Early Notables of the Ailevey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ailevey family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ailevey or a variant listed above: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.