Aillighan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Aillighan come from when the family resided in the place named Allingham, which was in Kent. Allingham is a compound name, composed of the Old English elements Alling, which means holly, and ham, which means homestead. Thus, Allingham means holly homestead. 
Early Origins of the Aillighan family
The surname Aillighan was first found in Kent where they were Lords of the manor of Allingham. 
Early History of the Aillighan family
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Aillighan Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Aillighan has been recorded under many different variations, including Alingham, Allingham, Hallingham, Allighan and many more.
Early Notables of the Aillighan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aillighan family to Ireland
Some of the Aillighan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Aillighan family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Aillighan 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.
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- ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.