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The name Elwarde is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a keeper of a hall. The surname Elwarde 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.

Elwarde Early Origins



The surname Elwarde was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Elwarde Early History


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Elwarde Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Elwarde research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1626 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Elwarde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elwarde Spelling Variations


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Elwarde 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 Elwarde 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 Elwarde include Allward, Alward, Alwood, Allwood, Alwart, Ailward, Alyward, Aylward, Ailard, Allard, Aillard, Ailard and many more.

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Elwarde Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Elwarde Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Elwarde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Elwarde In Ireland


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Elwarde In Ireland



Some of the Elwarde 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.

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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 America. 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 Elwarde or a variant listed above: John Alward who settled in Maryland in 1666; Andrew Alward who settled in Boston in 1849. In Newfoundland the family settled in Cape Broyl, Grand Falls and St. John's..

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