Allsopp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Allsopp date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in Alsopenledale, a chapelry in the parish of Ashbourne, in the county of Derbyshire.

Early Origins of the Allsopp family

The surname Allsopp was first found in the county of Derbyshire in the midland of England where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Their name was recorded in the Domesday Book, [1] a census taken by King William in 1086. At this time the name was spelt Elleshope. In 1175 Gamel Allsopp was recorded as having estates in or about the village of Alsop, in Derbyshire.

Early History of the Allsopp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allsopp research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1630, 1703, 1726, 1696, 1706 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Allsopp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allsopp Spelling Variations

Allsopp has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Allsopp have been found, including Allsopp, Allsop, Alsopp, Alsop, Elleshope and others.

Early Notables of the Allsopp family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Vincent Alsop (ca. 1630-1703), an English Nonconformist clergyman. Anthony Alsop (d. 1726), was an English poetical writer, educated at Westminster and Christ Church...
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Allsopp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Allsopp migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Allsopps to arrive on North American shores:

Allsopp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Allsopp, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1820

Australia Allsopp migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Allsopp Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Allsopp, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Allsopp (post 1700) +

  • George Higginson Allsopp (1846-1907), English brewer and Conservative politician
  • Henry Allsopp (1811-1887), English businessman and Conservative politician, created 1st Baron Hindlip in 1886
  • Samuel Allsopp (1780-1838), English philanthropist
  • Ted Allsopp (b. 1926), Australian race walker
  • Cecil Allsopp, radiologist
  • Daniel Allsopp (b. 1978), Australian footballer
  • Samuel Allsopp, co-founder of Samuel Allsopp & Sons, a large brewing company in Burton upon Trent, England
  • George Allsopp (1733-1805), British soldier who served during the Seven Years War in Canada
  • Christopher Allsopp, British economist


The Allsopp 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: Festina lente
Motto Translation: Be quick without impetuosity.


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM HYDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WilliamHyde.htm


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