Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Altvay is derived from the Germanic personal name Aldway which was derived from Aeoelwig, which meant noble war.
Early Origins of the Altvay family
Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Altvay family
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Altvay Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Altvay were recorded, including Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.
Early Notables of the Altvay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Altvay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Altvay family emigrate to North America: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.
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