Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a keeper of a hall. The surname Elwert 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 Elwert family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Elwert family
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Elwert 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. Elwert has been recorded under many different variations, including Allward, Alward, Alwood, Allwood, Alwart, Ailward, Alyward, Aylward, Ailard, Allard, Aillard, Ailard and many more.
Early Notables of the Elwert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elwert family to Ireland
Some of the Elwert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Elwert 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 Elwert or a variant listed above:
Elwert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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