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Alfred History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Portuguese


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.

Early Origins of the Alfred family


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.

Early History of the Alfred family


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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.

Early Notables of the Alfred family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Alfred 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 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 [1]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)

Alfred Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Alfred, aged 22, who arrived in Virginia in 1773 [1]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)
  • Robert Alfred who settled in Virginia at the age of 22 in 1774

Alfred Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Alfred, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1870

Alfred Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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
  • Henry Alfred Kissinger (b. 1923), German-born American diplomat, US Secretary of State, 1973 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Henry Alfred Pettitt (1848-1893), British actor and dramatist from Smethwick, near Birmingham, son of Edwin Pettitt, a civil engineer, and author
  • Walter Alfred Bahr (1927-2018), American soccer player, long-time captain of the U.S. national team and played in the 1950 FIFA World Cup
  • James Alfred Caine (1926-2018), nicknamed "Jim the Jazz," a Manx jazz pianist, radio presenter and raconteur
  • Colonel Cecil Alfred Grenfell (1864-1924), British Liberal politician
  • Erich Alfred Hartmann, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 352 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Charles Alfred Weatherby (1875-1949), American botanist from Hartford, Connecticut

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)

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