The history of the Ailligham family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the place named Allingham, which was in Kent
is a compound name, composed of the Old English elements Alling,
which means holly,
which means homestead.
means holly homestead. CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
Early Origins of the Ailligham family
The surname Ailligham was first found in Kent
where they were Lords of the manor of Allingham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Ailligham family
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Ailligham Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Ailligham include Alingham, Allingham, Hallingham, Allighan and many more.
Early Notables of the Ailligham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ailligham family to Ireland
Some of the Ailligham family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Ailligham family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ailligham or a variant listed above: Walter Alinham who settled in Barbados in 1704. In Newfoundland, James Allingham, from County Donegal
, settled in St. John's in 1834; William Allingham was a fisherman of the Brandy Islands in 1869.