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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.

Early Origins of the Ailiston family


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

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Early History of the Ailiston family

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Early History of the Ailiston family


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 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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Early Notables of the Ailiston family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Ailiston family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ailiston family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Ailiston family to the New World and Oceana


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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