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Alvarde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Alvarde finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a personal name Alfred. which literally means elf counsel.

Early Origins of the Alvarde family

The surname Alvarde 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 Alvarde family

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Alvarde 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 Alvarde family name include Alfred, Allfred, Alured, Aelfred, Alverd and others.

Early Notables of the Alvarde family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Alvarde 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. Early immigrants bearing the Alvarde surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Robert Alfred who settled in Virginia at the age of 22 in 1774. George Alfred arrived in Philadelphia in 1870.

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