Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Elwart. It was a name given to someone who was a keeper of a hall. The surname Elwart 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 Elwart family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Elwart family
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Elwart Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Elwart have been found, including Allward, Alward, Alwood, Allwood, Alwart, Ailward, Alyward, Aylward, Ailard, Allard, Aillard, Ailard and many more.
Early Notables of the Elwart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elwart family to Ireland
Some of the Elwart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Elwart family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Elwart Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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