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Aldvey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Aldvey comes from the Germanic personal name Aldway which was derived from Aeoelwig, which meant noble war.

Early Origins of the Aldvey family

The surname Aldvey was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Aldvey family

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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 Aldvey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aldvey Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Aldvey has appeared include Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.

Early Notables of the Aldvey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Aldvey family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Aldvey arrived in North America very early: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.

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