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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Alfred. It was a name given to someone who was a personal name Alfred. which literally means elf counsel.

Alfred Early Origins



The surname Alfred was first found in Kent and originated there, and is one of the oldest Saxon names. The family name, originally Alured is shown in the Domesday Book compiled in 1086, as a holder of lands in Kent even after the Norman invasion of 1066 by Duke William.

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Alfred Spelling Variations


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Alfred Spelling Variations



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 Alfred have been found, including Alfred, Allfred, Alured, Aelfred, Alverd and others.

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Alfred Early History


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Alfred Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alfred research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 115 and 1155 are included under the topic Early Alfred History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alfred Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alfred Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alfred Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Alfred, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Alfred Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Moses Alfred, who landed in Maryland in 1675

Alfred Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Alfred, aged 22, arrived in Virginia in 1773
  • Robert Alfred who settled in Virginia at the age of 22 in 1774

Alfred Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Alfred arrived in Philadelphia in 1870

Alfred Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Delisle Alfred arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Anne Longton" in 1860
  • Alfred M. arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alfred (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alfred (post 1700)



  • Mike Alfred, South African poet
  • Jean Alfred Ph.D (1940-2015), Canadian politician, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Papineau (1976-1981)
  • Arnold Montague Alfred, Director of British Printing Corporation

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Alfred Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alfred Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 October 2016 at 07:46.

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