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The Aleshire family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland. The name Aleshire is derived from the given name Alexander, which in turn was originally derived from the Greek name, which means "defender of men." In the late 11th century, Queen Margaret introduced the name, which she had heard in the Hungarian Court where she was raised, into Scotland by naming one of her sons Alexander. The popularity of the name Alexander was ensured by the fact that it was borne by three Scottish kings, the first being Margaret's son who succeeded to the throne of Scotland following the death of Malcolm III. The name Elshener is a local or dialectal pronunciation of the name Alexander.

Aleshire Early Origins



The surname Aleshire was first found in Kintyre, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Aleshire Spelling Variations


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Aleshire Spelling Variations



Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Aleshire has been spelled Elshener, Elshenar, Elshender, Alshioner, Alesander, Alexander, Aleschunder, Elchyneur, Elzenour, Alshunder, Alshenour, Elshenour, Alexshunder, Alschunder, Alshenour, Alschunder, Alshonder, Alschoner, Alzenhar, Alzenor, Aschenour, Elchuner, Elshinar, Alshonner, Alshinor, Alshonar, Elsher, Elsender, Elshar and many more.

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Aleshire Early History


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Aleshire Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aleshire research. Another 590 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1295, 1431, 1475, 1493, 1555, 1561, 1574, 1605, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Aleshire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aleshire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aleshire Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Aleshire In Ireland


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Aleshire In Ireland



Some of the Aleshire family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North Ameri ca. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Aleshire were among those contributors:

Aleshire Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs Aleshire, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Dorothy Aleshire, aged 13, who landed in America, in 1907
  • J.B Aleshire, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Marjorie Aleshire, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Mayone Aleshire, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aleshire (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aleshire (post 1700)



  • R. Page Aleshire, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1921-23
  • Oscar Emmet Aleshire (b. 1861), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Berrien County 2nd District, 1889-90
  • Marian Aleshire, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1944
  • Arthur William Aleshire (1900-1940), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio 7th District, 1937-39
  • Leonard Harrison Aleshire (1890-1987), American vaudeville and country music performer from the 1920s into the 1960s

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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: Per mare per terras
Motto Translation: By sea and by land.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Aleshire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aleshire 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.

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