The name Aufrey is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from the Old English personal name Alvred.
This name was popular in England
because of the fame of Alfred the Great (849-899), who was the Anglo-Saxon
King of Wessex.
Early Origins of the Aufrey family
The surname Aufrey was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Aufrey family
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Aufrey Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Aufrey include Alfray, Alfraye, Alfrey, Aufrey, Aufray, Alphrey, Alphray, Alferry, Allfree and many more.
Early Notables of the Aufrey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aufrey family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Alferry, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1685; and M. Alfrey, who was recorded in Essex
County, Ontario in 1883.