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Early Origins of the Alright family

The surname Alright was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1250 when William Ailright held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Alright family

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Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Alright family name include Allright, Allwright, Alwright, Alright, Elright, Oldright, Eldwright, Oldrite, Oldwright, Elwright and many more.

Early Notables of the Alright family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Alright family to the New World and Oceana

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Alright surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Margaret Allright, who arrived in New England in 1667; John Allright, who arrived in Annapolis, MD in 1731; Joseph Allwright, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1757.

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