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Where did the English Allee family come from? What is the English Allee family crest and coat of arms? When did the Allee family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Allee family history?

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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 Allee family name include Alye, Allye, Allie, Alley, Aley, Allee, Aleigh and many more.

First found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allee research. Another 351 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600, and 1810 are included under the topic Early Allee History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Allee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Allee surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Allee Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Elizabeth Allee, who arrived in Maryland in 1671
  • Mr. Allee, who landed in Virginia in 1698

Allee Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Jean Allee, who landed in New York in 1725

Allee Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Mary Allee, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Desire Allee, aged 30, who settled in America from France, in 1914
  • Roger Allee, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1917
  • Madeline Allee, aged 47, who landed in America from Winchester, England, in 1919
  • Felix Allee, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1920


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  • Warder Clyde Allee (1885-1955), American zoologist and ecologist
  • Steve Allee, American jazz musician and composer
  • James Frank Allee (1857-1938), American merchant and politician from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware
  • Alfred Y. Allee (1855-1938), American lawman in Texas
  • David S. Allee (b. 1969), American photographer


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  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Allee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Allee Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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