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Early Origins of the Aveson family

The surname Aveson was first found in Warwickshire where William de Alueston was recorded in the Pipe Rolls for 1190. Later in Yorkshire, Philip de Alverstayn was recorded in the 1276 rolls for that shire.

Some of the family were found "in the township is the common of Croach or Beam-heath, [in Alvaston, Cheshire] which in 1285 was given by Richard Alvaston to the whole community of the town of WichMalbank, now Nantwich." [1]

Alvaston in Derbyshire dates back to Saxon time where it was first recorded as Alewaldestune c. 1002. By the time of the Domesday Book, it was known as Alewoldestune and literally meant "farmstead of village of a man called Aethelwald or Aelfwald" from the Old English personal name + "tun." [2]

In Alvaston Derbyshire, " the manor, then called Alewoldestune, was held by Tochi at the time of the Domesday survey; and belonged afterwards to Ralph Fitz-Germund, founder of Dale Abbey, whose descendant Matilda gave Alvaston to that monastery. " [1]

Interestingly, there is a village name Alverstone on the Isle of Wight which dates back to the Domesday Book when it was known as Alvrestone. [3]

Alveston is a village, civil parish and former manor in South Gloucestershire and a village in Warwickshire, England, within the civil parish of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Early History of the Aveson family

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Aveson Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Aveson include Aveston, Alveston, Averston, Alverston, Aveson and many more.

Early Notables of the Aveson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Aveson family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Aveson or a variant listed above: John Avesson, who settled in Reading, Maine in 1685; and Ann Maria Alvetson, who arrived in Virginia in 1849.

Contemporary Notables of the name Aveson (post 1700) +

  • Martha Aveson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 2008 [4]

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from on Facebook