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Elword History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Elword surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Elword began when someone in that family worked as a keeper of a hall. The surname Elword 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 Elword family


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

Early History of the Elword family


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

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

Early Notables of the Elword family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Elword family to Ireland


Some of the Elword family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Elword 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 Elword arrived in North America very early: 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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