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Elwright History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Elwright family


The surname Elwright was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1250 when William Ailright held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Elwright family


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Elwright Spelling Variations


Elwright has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Allright, Allwright, Alwright, Alright, Elright, Oldright, Eldwright, Oldrite, Oldwright, Elwright and many more.

Early Notables of the Elwright family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Elwright family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Elwrights to arrive on North American shores: Margaret Allright, who arrived in New England in 1667; John Allright, who arrived in Annapolis, MD in 1731; Joseph Allwright, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1757.

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