Awtay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Awtay comes from the ancient personal name Auty.
Early Origins of the Awtay family
The surname Awtay was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Awtay family
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Awtay Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Awtay has appeared include Auty, Autie, Autee, Awty, Awtee, Awtie and others.
Early Notables of the Awtay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Awtay family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Awtay arrived in North America very early: Henry Auty, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1871; and Alfred Auty to Philadelphia in 1878.
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