Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the Germanic personal name Aldway which was derived from Aeoelwig, which meant noble war.
Early Origins of the Olvay family
Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Olvay family
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Olvay Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Olvay has been spelled many different ways, including Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.
Early Notables of the Olvay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Olvay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Olvays to arrive in North America: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.
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