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The Alyweard family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a keeper of a hall. The surname Alyweard 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 Alyweard family


The surname Alyweard was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Early History of the Alyweard family

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Early History of the Alyweard family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alyweard research.
Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1626 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Alyweard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alyweard Spelling Variations

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Alyweard Spelling Variations


Alyweard has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Alyweard have been found, including Allward, Alward, Alwood, Allwood, Alwart, Ailward, Alyward, Aylward, Ailard, Allard, Aillard, Ailard and many more.

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Early Notables of the Alyweard family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Alyweard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Alyweard family to Ireland

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Migration of the Alyweard family to Ireland


Some of the Alyweard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Alyweard family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Alyweard family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Alyweards to arrive on North American shores: 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..

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