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

Allred is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person noted for giving good counsel.

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Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Allred were recorded, including Aldred, Aldreth, Aldret and others.

First found in Cambridgeshire, at Aldreth, a hamlet that dates back to 1170 when it was listed as Alrehetha in the Pipe Rolls. The name literally means "landing-place by the alders" from the Old English words for "alor" and "hyth." [1] However the surname dates back further and is recorded in the Domesday Book as Aldreth and Ealdred as holding lands under the Norman King William soon after the Conquest in 1086. In fact, Aldred was a famous ecclesiastic, who was Bishop of York from 1044-1060, and Archbishop of York from 1060-1069, and it was he who crowned the Conqueror.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allred research. Another 117 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1198, 1552, 1632, 1653, 1561, 1624, 1586, 1588, 1563, 1646 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Allred History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 293 words(21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Allred Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Allred family emigrate to North America:

Allred Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Gaston Allred, aged 54, who landed in America from Buenos Aires, in 1905
  • Sarah Allred, aged 28, who landed in America from Atherton, England, in 1910
  • Warner Webb Allred, aged 29, who emigrated to Girard, Alabama, in 1916
  • James Albert Allred, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from Chorley, England, in 1919
  • Catherine Allred, aged 37, who landed in America from Chorley, England, in 1919


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  • Beau Allred (b. 1965), American former Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Brady R. Allred, American conductor, former Director of Choral Studies at the University of Utah
  • Colin Zachary Allred (b. 1983), American NFL football player
  • Corbin Allred (b. 1979), American actor
  • Gloria Rachel Allred (b. 1941), American lawyer and radio talk host
  • James Allred (1889-1959), American politician, 33rd Governor of Texas
  • John Allred (b. 1974), American NFL football player
  • John Allred (b. 1962), American jazz trombonist
  • Lance Allred (b. 1981), American NBA basketball player
  • Owen Arthur Allred (1914-2005), American Mormon fundamentalist leader

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Allred Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Allred 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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