The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Alferry came from the Old English personal name Alvred.
This name was popular in England
because of the fame of Alfred the Great (849-899), who was the Anglo-Saxon
King of Wessex.
Early Origins of the Alferry family
The surname Alferry was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Alferry family
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Alferry Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Alferry has been recorded under many different variations, including Alfray, Alfraye, Alfrey, Aufrey, Aufray, Alphrey, Alphray, Alferry, Allfree and many more.
Early Notables of the Alferry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alferry family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Alferry or a variant listed above:
Alferry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Alferry, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1685
- Thomas Alferry, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1685 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)