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The name Aillywearde has been recorded in British history since the time when the Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a keeper of a hall. The surname Aillywearde is composed of the elements hall, which denoted one who was employed at such a manor-house or hall, and ward, which was originally applied to one who was a watchman.

Aillywearde Early Origins



The surname Aillywearde was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Aillywearde Spelling Variations


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Aillywearde Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Aillywearde has been spelled many different ways, including Allward, Alward, Alwood, Allwood, Alwart, Ailward, Alyward, Aylward, Ailard, Allard, Aillard, Ailard and many more.

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Aillywearde Early History


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Aillywearde Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aillywearde research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1626 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Aillywearde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aillywearde Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aillywearde Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aillywearde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aillywearde In Ireland


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Aillywearde In Ireland



Some of the Aillywearde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Aillyweardes to arrive in North America: John Alward who settled in Maryland in 1666; Andrew Alward who settled in Boston in 1849. In Newfoundland the family settled in Cape Broyl, Grand Falls and St. John's..

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