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The history of the name Alway begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the Old English personal name ∆thelwig, which originally meant noble-war, ∆lfwig, which meant elf-war, or Ealdwig, which meant old war.

Alway Early Origins



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

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Alway Spelling Variations


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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.

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Alway Early History


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Alway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alway research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1188, 1200, 1206, 1221, 1264, 1273, 1273, 1301, 1544, 1599 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Alway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alway Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alway Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • J. W. Alway in Lincoln County, Ontario in 1872
  • Alfred Alway in Haldimand County, Ontario in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alway (post 1700)



  • Guy Garland Alway (1886-1959), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1923
  • Curtis D. Alway, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1916

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Alway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alway 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 10:44.

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