reetings! This is a web site for Alefounder genealogical research. I
estimate that there are about 130 individuals with this surname
throughout the world, mainly in England but with a few in America, Canada, New
Zealand and (as far as I am aware) one in Australia. My guess (and that is all
it is) is that the name in all its various spellings has been used by fewer
than 2500 people since hereditary surnames came into general use in England in
the last quarter of the twelfth century.
I have much more information than I have had time to put on this web site.
If you would like to know more, please send an email to me at the address below:
I would like to acknowledge with thanks the help of all those who have sent
me information about their own Alefounder ancestors. I give particular thanks
to George Kearney
who has made substantial contributions to the one-name study as a whole.