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Elphy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Elphy is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the Germanic personal name Aldway which was derived from Aeoelwig, which meant noble war.

Early Origins of the Elphy family


The surname Elphy was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Elphy family


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Another 393 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1279, 1279, 1296, 1327, 1349, 1369, 1561, 1645, 1584, 1645, 1704 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Elphy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Elphy Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Elphy has been recorded under many different variations, including Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.

Early Notables of the Elphy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Elphy family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Elphy or a variant listed above: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.

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