Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the Old English personal name Æthelwig, which originally meant noble-war, Ælfwig, which meant elf-war, or Ealdwig, which meant old war.
Early Origins of the Alway family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Alway family
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Alway Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Alway has been recorded under many different variations, including Alway, Allway, Alewy, Alwy, Always, Allways, Ailwi, Alwi, Alawy, Alewi, Alwaye and many more.
Early Notables of the Alway family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alway family to the New World and Oceana
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Alway Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Alway (post 1700)
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