The founding heritage of the Alvart family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Alvart comes from when one of the family worked as a personal name
Alfred. which literally means elf counsel.
Early Origins of the Alvart family
The surname Alvart 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 Alvart family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alvart research.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 115 and 1155 are included under the topic Early Alvart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Alvart Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Alvart has been spelled many different ways, including Alfred, Allfred, Alured, Aelfred, Alverd and others.
Early Notables of the Alvart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alvart family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Alvarts to arrive in North America: Robert Alfred who settled in Virginia at the age of 22 in 1774. George Alfred arrived in Philadelphia in 1870.