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Allanson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Borderlands , English


The history of the name Allanson began when it was derived from the given name Alan, meaning little rock. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. St. Alan was a Welsh and Breton saint and was very popular among the people of those two cultures.


Early Origins of the Allanson family


The surname Allanson was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Richmond, but following the pattern of many Norman and Breton families, junior branches of this distinguished name moved northward over the border into Scotland. They appeared to have settled in Dumbartonshire in Scotland. This is where we found the first records of the family. "Reginald filius Alani was a burgess of Aberdeen in 1317 and a few years later, another Ada filius Alani de Dunbretane witnessed a charter by Donald, earl of Lennox after 1334 and in the reign of Robert I the 20 pound land of Sproustoun was forfeited by John, Thomas, and William filii Alani. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Further south in their native Yorkshire, Johannes Alynson and Robertus Alaynson were both listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Early History of the Allanson family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allanson research.
Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1375, 1447, 1463, 1469, 1656, 1640, 1653, 1610, 1616 and 1576 are included under the topic Early Allanson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allanson Spelling Variations


There are many spelling variations of Breton surnames, because the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find references to one individual with many different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. The name has been spelled Allanson, Alanson, Allansone, Alansone, Allansoune and many more.

Early Notables of the Allanson family (pre 1700)


Notable of this family during the Middle Ages was Sir William Allanson (died 1656), an English merchant draper and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1653. He became a freeman of the...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Allanson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Allanson family to the New World and Oceana


An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Allanson arrived in North America very early:

Allanson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Allanson, who landed in Maryland in 1659 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary Allanson, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Allanson, who landed in Maryland in 1663 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Allanson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Allanson, who settled in Georgia in 1733

Allanson Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Mr. Louis Allanson, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 31st March 1637 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/

Allanson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Allanson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constitution" in 1851 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTITUTION 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Constitution.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Allanson (post 1700)


  • Susie Allanson, American country music singer and actress from Burbank, California
  • Andrew Neal "Andy" Allanson (b. 1961), American former Major League Baseball catcher from Richmond, Virginia who played from 1986 to 1995
  • George Allanson (b. 1737), English prelate from London, Archdeacon of Cornwall
  • Athanasius Allanson (1804-1876), English Benedictine monk, historian and Abbot of Glastonbury from 1874 to 1876
  • Ashley Allanson (b. 1986), English professional footballer from Hull, England who has played professionally since 2004
  • Charles Allanson (1720-1775), British politician from Little Sion, Middlesex, Member of Parliament for Ripon (1768– 1775)
  • John Allanson, Australian rugby league footballer who played for the Western Suburbs Magpies (1987-1988) and the Newcastle Knights (1989-1990)
  • Rowland George Allanson Allanson -Winn (1855-1935), 5th Baron Headley, an Irish peer, born in London also known as Shaikh Rahmatullah al-Farooq, a prominent convert to Islam
  • Charles Allanson -Winn (1902-1994), 7th Baron Headley, an Irish peer
  • Rowland Allanson -Winn (1901-1969), 6th Baron Headley, an Irish peer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Allanson Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute et labore
Motto Translation: By valour and exertion.


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  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTITUTION 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Constitution.htm


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