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Alfrey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Alfrey family

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

Early History of the Alfrey family

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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.

Early Notables of the Alfrey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Alfrey family to the New World and Oceana

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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