The name Alured is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a personal name
Alfred. which literally means elf counsel.
Early Origins of the Alured family
The surname Alured was first found in Kent
and originated there, and is one of the oldest Saxon names. The family name, originally Alured is shown in the Domesday Book
compiled in 1086, as a holder of lands in Kent
even after the Norman invasion
of 1066 by Duke William.
Early History of the Alured family
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Alured Spelling Variations
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 Alured family name include Alfred, Allfred, Alured, Aelfred, Alverd and others.
Early Notables of the Alured family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alured family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, 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. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Alured or a variant listed above: Robert Alfred who settled in Virginia at the age of 22 in 1774. George Alfred arrived in Philadelphia in 1870.