Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from the Anglo-Norman French personal name Auvery,
a Norman form of Alfred. It could also be from a variant of the
Anglo-Norman French personal name Aubri (see Aubrey). At
least in the case of the original Puritan settlers in New England,
there has been some confusion with Averill.
- Christopher Avery emigrated from England to Salem, MA, in or before
1630. William Avery (alias Averill) was one of the Puritan settlers
who emigrated from England to Ipswich, MA, in or about 1637.
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