Almonte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Almonte was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the Old English personal name Æthelmund. This name is composed of two elements: Æthel, which means noble, and mund, which means protection. However, the surname Almonte may also derive from the Old French word aleman, which means German.
Early Origins of the Almonte family
The surname Almonte was first found in the counties of Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Almonte family
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Almonte Spelling Variations
Almonte 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 Almonte have been found, including Almond, Almonde, Almont, Almon and others.
Early Notables of the Almonte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Almonte family to Ireland
Some of the Almonte family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Almonte 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 Almontes to arrive on North American shores:
Almonte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anton Almonte, who landed in America in 1814 
- Diego De Almonte, who landed in America in 1816 
- Catalina De Almonte, who arrived in Florida in 1863 
Almonte Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Joseph Clarke Almonte, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1903
- Almonte, aged 39, who landed in America from London, in 1903
- Emilio Almonte, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
- John Almonte, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1922
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)