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Olvy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Olvy came from the Germanic personal name Aldway which was derived from Aeoelwig, which meant noble war.

Early Origins of the Olvy family


The surname Olvy was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Olvy family


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Another 393 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1279, 1279, 1296, 1327, 1349, 1369, 1561, 1645, 1584, 1645, 1704 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Olvy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Olvy Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Olvy family name include Alvey, Alvay, Alvy, Alvie, Allvey, Elvy, Elvey, Aelfuuii, Alvi, Alfy, Elphey, Alfwy, Aluy, Eluy and many more.

Early Notables of the Olvy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Olvy family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Olvy surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Samuel Alvey, who sailed to New York in 1822; and Thomas Alvey to Philadelphia 1873.

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