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The Always family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes 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 Always family

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

Early History of the Always family

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Always Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Always include Alway, Allway, Alewy, Alwy, Always, Allways, Ailwi, Alwi, Alawy, Alewi, Alwaye and many more.

Early Notables of the Always family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Always family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Always Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Always, aged 33, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

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