Aleeson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Aleeson is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the pet-name "Alice" as in "the son of Alice." One source claims that name was in fact, Norman having derived from "Bernard de Alençon who held several lordships from Hervey de Bourges, Suffolk, belonged to the family of the Counts of Alençon, descended from Ivo or Belesme, c. 940. " 
The phonetic resemblance of the name Alençon and the name Aleeson is apparent, but no other sources confirmed this ancient heritage. Of note was Alisoun (Alison) who appears in Chaucer's "Miller's Tale" c. 1386, as John's younger wife. 
Early Origins of the Aleeson family
The surname Aleeson was first found in various counties and shires throughout Britain. Some of the earliest listing include those listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Richard filius Alice in Oxfordshire; Nicholas filius Alicie in Cambridgeshire; and Isabel filius Alice in Oxfordshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls list Johannes Alysson in 1379. 
Early History of the Aleeson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aleeson research. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1617, 1618, 1618, 1510, 1600, 1536, 1332, 1455, 1487, 1560, 1610, 1592, 1599, 1697, 1697, 1698, 1698 and are included under the topic Early Aleeson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aleeson 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. Aleeson has been recorded under many different variations, including Allyson, Allison, Allisson, Allysson, Alesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Aleeson family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Richard Allison (ca. 1560-1610), an English composer, best known for his de la Tromba, a broken consort piece. His name first occurs as a contributor to T. Este's 'Whole Booke of Psalms,' 1592. A few years later he published on his own account 'The Psalmes of David in Meter,' 1599, a collection of old church tunes harmonised by himself in four parts. 
Thomas Allison ( fl. 1697), was an Arctic voyager, "of whose personal history we have no record beyond what is to be gleaned from a journal of one of his voyages afterwards published. While...
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Migration of the Aleeson family to Ireland
Some of the Aleeson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Aleeson 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 Aleeson or a variant listed above: George Allyson who settled in Virginia in 1662; Sarah Allyson who settled in Virginia in 1656; Andrew Allison who settled in Philadelphia in 1750 with his two brothers named James and Robert.
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- ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Grove, Sir George, A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (AD. 1450-1889) London: Macmillan1902, Print, 2 Vols