Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a personal name Alfred. which literally means elf counsel.
Early Origins of the Allfred family
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 Allfred family
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Allfred Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Allfred has been recorded under many different variations, including Alfred, Allfred, Alured, Aelfred, Alverd and others.
Early Notables of the Allfred family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allfred family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Allfred or a variant listed above: Robert Alfred who settled in Virginia at the age of 22 in 1774. George Alfred arrived in Philadelphia in 1870.
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