The Autey surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the ancient personal name Auty.
Early Origins of the Autey family
The surname Autey was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Autey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Autey research.Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1381, 1397, 1399, 1596 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Autey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Autey Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Autey are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Autey include: Auty, Autie, Autee, Awty, Awtee, Awtie and others.
Early Notables of the Autey family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Autey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Autey family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Autey or a variant listed above: Henry Auty, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1871; and Alfred Auty to Philadelphia in 1878.