The origins of the name Aldvay are with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Germanic personal name Aldway
which was derived from Aeoelwig,
which meant noble war.
Early Origins of the Aldvay family
The surname Aldvay was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Aldvay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldvay 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 Aldvay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aldvay 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. Aldvay has been spelled many different ways, including Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.
Early Notables of the Aldvay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aldvay family to the New World and Oceana
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 Aldvays to arrive in North America: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.