Aillingghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Aillingghan comes from the family having 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 Aillingghan family
The surname Aillingghan was first found in Kent where they were Lords of the manor of Allingham. 
Early History of the Aillingghan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aillingghan research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 161 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Aillingghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aillingghan Spelling Variations
Aillingghan 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. Spelling variants included: Alingham, Allingham, Hallingham, Allighan and many more.
Early Notables of the Aillingghan family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Aillingghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aillingghan family to Ireland
Some of the Aillingghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aillingghan family
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 Aillingghans to arrive on North American shores: 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.
Related Stories +
- ^ 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.