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The surname Alanson is a 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.

Alanson Early Origins



The surname Alanson was first found in 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.

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Alanson Spelling Variations


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Alanson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Allanson, Alanson, Allansone, Alansone, Allansoune and many more.

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Alanson Early History


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Alanson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alanson research. Another 455 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1447, 1463 and 1469 are included under the topic Early Alanson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alanson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alanson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alanson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alanson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Alanson, who landed in New York in 1837

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alanson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alanson (post 1700)



  • Ann Alanson (b. 1926), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960 (alternate), 1964; Member of Democratic National Committee from California, 1965-67

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Motto


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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Alanson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alanson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2014 at 11:20.

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