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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.

Alvey Early Origins



The surname Alvey was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Alvey Spelling Variations


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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.

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Alvey Early History


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Alvey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alvey 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 Alvey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alvey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alvey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alvey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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
  • Pope Alvey, who landed in Maryland in 1670

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
  • Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873

Alvey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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 http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alvey (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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 http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Alvey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alvey 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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