Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the Germanic personal name Aldway which was derived from Aeoelwig, which meant noble war.
Early Origins of the Alfway family
Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Alfway family
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Alfway Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Alfway have been found, including Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.
Early Notables of the Alfway family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alfway family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Alfways to arrive on North American shores: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.
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