Anglo-Saxon surname Elphey came from the Germanic personal name Aldway which was derived from Aeoelwig, which meant noble war.
Early Origins of the Elphey family
Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Elphey family
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Elphey Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Elphey family name include Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.
Early Notables of the Elphey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elphey family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Elphey surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.
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