The Elvert name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Elvert was originally a name given to someone who worked as a keeper of a hall.
The surname Elvert is composed of the elements hall,
which denoted one who was employed at such a manor-house or hall, and ward,
which was originally applied to one who was a watchman.
Early Origins of the Elvert family
The surname Elvert was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Elvert family
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Elvert 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 Elvert 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. The variations of the name Elvert include: Allward, Alward, Alwood, Allwood, Alwart, Ailward, Alyward, Aylward, Ailard, Allard, Aillard, Ailard and many more.
Early Notables of the Elvert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elvert family to Ireland
Some of the Elvert family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Elvert family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Elvert Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Daniel Elvert, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Nugget" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1858. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1858.shtml.