The founding heritage of the Alwarde family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Alwarde comes from when one of the family worked as a keeper of a hall.
The surname Alwarde is composed of the elements hall,
which denoted one who was employed at such a manor-house or hall, and ward,
which was originally applied to one who was a watchman.
Early Origins of the Alwarde family
The surname Alwarde was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Alwarde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alwarde research.Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1626 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Alwarde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Alwarde Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Alwarde has been spelled many different ways, including Allward, Alward, Alwood, Allwood, Alwart, Ailward, Alyward, Aylward, Ailard, Allard, Aillard, Ailard and many more.
Early Notables of the Alwarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alwarde family to Ireland
Some of the Alwarde family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Alwarde family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Alwardes to arrive in North America: John Alward who settled in Maryland in 1666; Andrew Alward who settled in Boston in 1849. In Newfoundland the family settled in Cape Broyl, Grand Falls and St. John's..