The name Ailywearde comes from one of the family having worked as a keeper of a hall.
The surname Ailywearde 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.
Early Origins of the Ailywearde family
The surname Ailywearde was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Ailywearde family
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Ailywearde Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ailywearde have been found, including: Allward, Alward, Alwood, Allwood, Alwart, Ailward, Alyward, Aylward, Ailard, Allard, Aillard, Ailard and many more.
Early Notables of the Ailywearde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ailywearde family to Ireland
Some of the Ailywearde family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Ailywearde family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Ailywearde, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : 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..