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Elverey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Elverey originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from the Germanic personal name Aldway which was derived from Aeoelwig, which meant noble war.

Early Origins of the Elverey family

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

Early History of the Elverey 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 Elverey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Elverey 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 Elverey has appeared include Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.

Early Notables of the Elverey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Elverey family to the New World and Oceana

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 Elverey arrived in North America very early: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.

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