The name Alveart comes from one of the family having worked as a personal name
Alfred. which literally means elf counsel.
Early Origins of the Alveart family
The surname Alveart 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 Alveart family
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Alveart Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Alveart have been found, including: Alfred, Allfred, Alured, Aelfred, Alverd and others.
Early Notables of the Alveart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alveart family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Alveart, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Robert Alfred who settled in Virginia at the age of 22 in 1774. George Alfred arrived in Philadelphia in 1870.