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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Ailiston is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the North Riding of Yorkshire, where the Ailiston family took their name from the village of Allerston. Notably, Allerston is the site of Stone Age burial mounds known as the Scanridge Dikes.

Ailiston Early Origins



The surname Ailiston was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Ailiston Spelling Variations


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Ailiston Spelling Variations



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. Ailiston has been spelled many different ways, including Aliston, Alliston, Allistan, Allerston, Alleston, Alsiston, Aleston, Aluerstan, Allerstan and many more.

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Ailiston Early History


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Ailiston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ailiston research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1219, 1221, 1246, 1349, 1349, 1369, 1683 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Ailiston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ailiston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ailiston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ailiston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Ailistons to arrive in North America: William Alliston, who sailed to Virginia in 1654; and John Alliston to Connecticut in 1726. Joseph Alston was Governor of South Carolina in the early 1800s..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Ailiston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ailiston 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 20 June 2013 at 16:21.

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