Allee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Allee family

The surname Allee was 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.

Important Dates for the Allee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allee research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1041, 1543, 1046, 1092, 1153, 1166, 1451, 1539, 1455, 1487, 1810, 1510 and 1570 are included under the topic Early Allee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allee Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Allee family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Alley (1510?-1570), English divine, Bishop of Exeter, a native of Chipping Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. "Early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth he became divinity reader at St. Paul's...
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Allee migration to the United States

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 United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Allee, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [1]
  • Mr. Allee, who landed in Virginia in 1698 [1]
Allee Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Allee, who landed in New York in 1725 [1]
Allee Settlers in 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 immigrated 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Allee (post 1700)

  • Warder Clyde Allee (1885-1955), American zoologist and ecologist who discovered the Allee effect
  • William S. Allee (1852-1916), American politician, Member of the Missouri Senate
  • Marjorie Hill Allee (1890-1945), née Hill, American author, wife of Warder Clyde Allee
  • Verna Allee (b. 1949), American business consultant and writer
  • Alfred Young Allee (1905-1987), American Texas Ranger, grandson of Alfred Allee
  • James Frank Allee (1857-1938), American merchant and politician from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware, United States Senator from Delaware (1903-1907), Member of the Delaware Senate (1899-1903)
  • Alfred Y. Allee (1855-1938), American lawman in Texas, known for his reputation for his casual violence and for shooting prisoners after they had surrendered; he was stabbed to death in a barroom brawl in Laredo, Texas, grandfather of Alfred Young Allee
  • David S. Allee (b. 1969), American photographer
  • Steve Allee, American jazz musician and composer
  • Charles Allee (1848-1896), Australian cricketer who played six first-class cricket matches for Victoria from 1873 to 1878

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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