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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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.
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 settled in 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 immigrated to the United States, in 1895
Alverson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Harry B. Alverson, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
Alverson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Alverson, who settled in Ontario in 1871