Alvey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Alvey is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the Germanic personal name Aldway which was derived from Aeoelwig, which meant noble war.

Early Origins of the Alvey family

The surname Alvey was first found in Oxfordshire, where the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had several early spellings of the name listed: Robert Alewi; Aldwy ad Fontem; William Aldwy and Walter Elwy. [1] About the same time, the source the History of Norfolk notes: "Roger Bigot had a small tenure at the Survey, held by a freeman of Alwi, in King Edward's reign."

Early History of the Alvey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alvey research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1279, 1279, 1296, 1327, 1349, 1369, 1561, 1645, 1584, 1530, 1533, 1537, 1538, 1645, 1704, 1676 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Alvey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Alvey Spelling Variations

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 Alvey have been found, including Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.

Early Notables of the Alvey family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Alvi, a prominent 13th century landholder in Oxfordshire. Richard Alvey (died 1584), was an English clergyman, Master of the Temple Church. He received his education at Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1530 and M.A. in 1533. He was admitted a fellow of St. John's College...
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United States Alvey migration to the United States +

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 Alvey, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Alvey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joseph Alvey, who landed in Maryland in 1657 [2]
  • Pope Alvey, who landed in Maryland in 1670 [2]
Alvey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822
  • Samuel Alvey, who arrived in New York in 1836 [2]
  • Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873

Australia Alvey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Alvey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Charlotte Ann Alvey who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Brothers" on 20th November 1823, arriving in New South Wales, Australia and Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • James Alvey, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Alvey (post 1700) +

  • Robb Alvey, born Robert Lee, American roller coaster reviewer, featured on theme park documentaries for Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and TLC
  • Richard Henry Alvey (1826-1906), American jurist, Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals (1883-1893)
  • Trent Thursby Alvey (b. 1948), American mixed-media artist
  • J Alvey, British Senior Director Technology, British Telecom who chaired the committee who developed the eponymous Alvey Report, proposing a national programme for Advanced Information Technology from 1983 to 1987
  • Charles Alvey, Australian founder of Alvey Reels, manufacturers of fishing reels in 1920
  • Mark Alvey (b. 1980), Australian rules football player
  • John Alvey, prominent British military analyst
  • Alvey Augustus Adee (1842-1924), American politician, Secretary of State, 1882-86; Second Assistant Secretary of State, 1886-1924; Assistant Secretary of State, 1924; Secretary of State ad interim, 1898 [5]

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 30th October 2020). Retrieved from
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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