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The origins of the name Alfrey are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived 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.

Alfrey Early Origins



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

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Alfrey Early History


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Alfrey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alfrey research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1296, 1317, 1379, 1666 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Alfrey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alfrey Spelling Variations


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Alfrey 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. Alfrey has been spelled many different ways, including Alfray, Alfraye, Alfrey, Aufrey, Aufray, Alphrey, Alphray, Alferry, Allfree and many more.

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Alfrey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alfrey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alfrey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • M. Alfrey, who was recorded in Essex County, Ontario in 1883

Alfrey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Alfrey, aged 27, a carpenter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

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