Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Alyweart. It was a name given to someone who was a keeper of a hall. The surname Alyweart 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 Alyweart family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Alyweart family
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Alyweart Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Alyweart have been found, including Allward, Alward, Alwood, Allwood, Alwart, Ailward, Alyward, Aylward, Ailard, Allard, Aillard, Ailard and many more.
Early Notables of the Alyweart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alyweart family to Ireland
Some of the Alyweart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Alyweart family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Alyweart, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: 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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