Alerston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The lineage of the name Alerston begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the North Riding of Yorkshire, where the Alerston family took their name from the village of Allerston. Notably, Allerston is the site of Stone Age burial mounds known as the Scanridge Dikes.
Early Origins of the Alerston family
The surname Alerston was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Alerston family
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Alerston Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Alerston has undergone many spelling variations, including Aliston, Alliston, Allistan, Allerston, Alleston, Alsiston, Aleston, Aluerstan, Allerstan and many more.
Early Notables of the Alerston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alerston family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Alerston were among those contributors: William Alliston, who sailed to Virginia in 1654; and John Alliston to Connecticut in 1726. Joseph Alston was Governor of South Carolina in the early 1800s..
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