Origins Available: Borderlands, English
patronymic surname, derived from the given name Alan, meaning little rock. Patronymic surnames were created from the name of a male relative, usually of the father. As a given name, Alan beamed popular due to the Welsh and Breton saint, St. Alan.
Early Origins of the Alanson family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat at Richmond, but following the pattern of many Norman and Breton families, junior branches of this distinguished name moved northward over the border into Scotland. They appeared to have settled in Dumbartonshire in Scotland.
Early History of the Alanson family
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Alanson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Allanson, Alanson, Allansone, Alansone, Allansoune and many more.
Early Notables of the Alanson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alanson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Alanson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Alanson (post 1700)
The Alanson Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtute et labore
Motto Translation: By valour and exertion.
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