The name Allfree has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally 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 Allfree family
The surname Allfree was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Allfree family
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Allfree Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Allfree include Alfray, Alfraye, Alfrey, Aufrey, Aufray, Alphrey, Alphray, Alferry, Allfree and many more.
Early Notables of the Allfree family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allfree family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Allfree Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anna Alfree, aged 3, who settled in America from England, in 1892
- Mary Alfree, who landed in America from England, in 1892
- James B. Allfree, aged 40, who emigrated to America, in 1894
Allfree Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Fannie Allfree, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
- H. L. Allfree, aged 28, who landed in America from Kent, England, in 1906