The name Alvay is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the Germanic personal name Aldway
which was derived from Aeoelwig,
which meant noble war.
Early Origins of the Alvay family
The surname Alvay was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Alvay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alvay research.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 Alvay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Alvay Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Alvay has undergone many spelling variations
, including Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.
Early Notables of the Alvay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alvay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Alvay were among those contributors: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.