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The founding heritage of the Allywart family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Allywart comes from when one of the family worked as a keeper of a hall. The surname Allywart is composed of the elements hall, which denoted one who was employed at such a manor-house or hall, and ward, which was originally applied to one who was a watchman.

Allywart Early Origins



The surname Allywart was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Allywart Early History


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Allywart Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allywart research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1626 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Allywart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allywart Spelling Variations


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Allywart 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. Allywart has been spelled many different ways, including Allward, Alward, Alwood, Allwood, Alwart, Ailward, Alyward, Aylward, Ailard, Allard, Aillard, Ailard and many more.

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Allywart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Allywart Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Allywart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allywart In Ireland


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Allywart In Ireland



Some of the Allywart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Allywarts to arrive in North America: John Alward who settled in Maryland in 1666; Andrew Alward who settled in Boston in 1849. In Newfoundland the family settled in Cape Broyl, Grand Falls and St. John's..

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