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The roots of this English name predate the Norman invasion of 1066. It comes from the Old English name "Adelweard," which existed before surnames came into usage in Britain. The name is composed of the elements "adal," meaning "noble," and "ward," meaning "guard," combined to mean "noble protector." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Domesday Book lists Aegelward and Ailuuard. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)


Aylward Early Origins



The surname Aylward was first found in Suffolk, where a Godric filius Aeilwardi was living in 1095. While most of the records point to Suffolk, an earlier record was found of Earl Aylward founding Buckfast Abbey at Buckfastleigh, Devon in 1018 during the reign of King Cnut.

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Aylward Spelling Variations


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Aylward 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 Aylward 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Aylward include: Aylward, Ailward, Eylward and others.

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Aylward Early History


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Aylward Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aylward research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1201, 1229, and 1243 are included under the topic Early Aylward History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aylward Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aylward Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Aylward Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Aylward or a variant listed above:

Aylward Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Aylward, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Alice Aylward, aged 23, who landed in America from County Waterford, Ireland in 1898

Aylward Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Aylward, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Ballyduff, in 1901
  • Edward Aylward, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from County Waterford, Ireland in 1906
  • Edward Aylward, aged 20, who settled in America from Bagnalstown, Ireland, in 1907
  • Annie Aylward, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Thomastown, Ireland, in 1908
  • Anastasia Aylward, aged 26, who landed in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Aylward Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Bernard Joseph Aylward, aged 24, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1917
  • Aileen Aylward, aged 2, who emigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1923

Aylward Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Johanna Aylward, aged 28, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Richard Aylward, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

Aylward Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Aylward, aged 29, a farm servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1878
  • Johanna Aylward, aged 26, a farm servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1878
  • Ellen Aylward, aged 18, a farm servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aylward (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aylward (post 1700)



  • John Aylward (b. 1946), American actor
  • James P. Aylward (1885-1982), American lawyer and politician
  • Dick Aylward (1925-1983), American baseball player
  • Paul L. Aylward (1908-1996), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1960, 1972; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1962
  • John A. Aylward, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Governor of Wisconsin, 1906, 1908; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1912
  • James Patrick Aylward, American Democrat politician, Missouri Democratic State Chair, 1934-39; Member of Democratic National Committee from Missouri, 1934-42; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1939
  • James P. Aylward Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956, 1960
  • James F. Aylward, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 8th District, 1918
  • Edward F. Aylward, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1960
  • Theodore Aylward (1730-1801), English organist
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Aylward Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aylward Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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