from the Middle Ages.
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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 Haughtey have been found, including Auty, Autie, Autee, Awty, Awtee, Awtie and others.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Haughtey, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Henry Auty, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1871; and Alfred Auty to Philadelphia in 1878.