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

The origins of the name Almond are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old English personal name Ęthelmund. This name is composed of two elements: Ęthel, which means noble, and mund, which means protection. However, the surname Almond may also derive from the Old French word aleman, which means German.


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Almond has been spelled many different ways, including Almond, Almonde, Almont, Almon and others.

First found in the counties of Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Almond research. Another 77 words(6 lines of text) covering the years 180 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Almond History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the Almond family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 69 words(5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Almonds to arrive in North America:

Almond Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Awdry Almond who settled in New England in 1635
  • Awdry Almond, aged 32, landed in America in 1635
  • William Almond, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Wm Almond, aged 34, landed in America in 1635
  • Samuell Almond, who arrived in Virginia in 1639

Almond Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Almond, who landed in New York in 1795

Almond Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • William Almond settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827


  • Lieutenant General Edward Mallory Almond (1892-1979), American officer best known as the commander of the United States Army X Corps during the Korean War
  • Morris Almond (b. 1985), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Gabriel A. Almond (1911-2002), American political scientist
  • Lincoln Carter Almond (b. 1936), American attorney, politician and member of the Republican Party
  • Steve Almond (b. 1966), American short story writer and essayist
  • Marc Almond (b. 1957), popular English singer, songwriter
  • John Almond (b. 1915), English footballer
  • John "Jack" Almond (b. 1876), English football forward
  • Louis James Almond (b. 1992), English professional footballer
  • William "Willie" Almond (b. 1868), English footballer



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The Almond Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Almond 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.

This page was last modified on 3 March 2014 at 10:00.

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