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Altway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Altway surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the Germanic personal name Aldway which was derived from Aeoelwig, which meant noble war.

Early Origins of the Altway family


The surname Altway was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Altway family


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Another 393 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1279, 1279, 1296, 1327, 1349, 1369, 1561, 1645, 1584, 1645, 1704 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Altway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Altway Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Altway are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Altway include: Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.

Early Notables of the Altway family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Altway family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Altway or a variant listed above: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.

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