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Alverson Early Origins



The surname Alverson was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1160 when Jukel de Alvertun held estates in that shire.

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Alverson Spelling Variations


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Alverson Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Alverson include Alverton, Alverston, Alveston, Halverston, Halverson, Halveston, Halverton and many more.

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Alverson Early History


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Alverson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alverson research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Alverson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alverson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alverson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alverson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Alverson or a variant listed above:

Alverson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Teleife Alverson, who arrived in Virginia in 1704

Alverson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Alverson, who came to Wisconsin in 1860
  • Ev. Alverson, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Nora Alverson, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Wm. Alverson, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Alverson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harry B. Alverson, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912

Alverson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Alverson, who settled in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alverson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alverson (post 1700)



  • Jessica Shea Alverson, American actress, known for The Paper Boy (2011), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) and The Other Woman (2014
  • Timothy Alverson (b. 1964), American editor, known for his work on Con Air (1997), Equilibrium (2002) and Jumper (2008)
  • Charles Elgin "Chuck" Alverson (b. 1935), American novelist, editor and screenwriter
  • Tommy Alverson, American Country musician from Fort Worth, Texas
  • Rick Alverson (b. 1971), American Sundance Film Festival Award nominated filmmaker and musician, known for The Comedy (2012), Entertainment (2015) and New Jerusalem (2011)
  • W. Edward Alverson, American Republican politician, Supervisor of Handy Township, Michigan; Elected 1984
  • J. B. Alverson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1876
  • Claude B. Alverson, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 5th District; Elected 1920
  • Claud Benedict Alverson (1875-1944), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1912
  • Bill Alverson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1980

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    11. ...

    The Alverson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alverson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 10:41.

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