Allaire History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Allaire family

The surname Allaire was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they were formerly seated in the barony of Saint Hilaire de Sancto Hilario. The first of the name was James de Sancto Hilario who held the castle of St. Hilaire about the year 1100. James, who was the son of Harsculf de St. James who also held the castle of St. Hilaire, was the first to adopt the name of his castle for his surname. Saint Hilaire du Harcourt is in Manche in the arrondissement of Mortain, the canton of St. Hilaire du Harcourt.

Over in Cornwall, England evidence was found of a migration there as St. Hilary is a parish of some size. "This parish is indebted for its present name to St. Hilary, bishop of Poictiers, who was driven into Phrygia for his attachment to the rectitude of faith, and invincible adherence to the doctrine of the godhead of Christ. He was banished in the year 556, but was recalled about the year 560, and died at Poietiers about six years afterwards. At what particular period this parish first assumed the name of its patron saint, is rather uncertain ; but it is known to have been distinguished by this appellation early in the fourteenth century." [1]

Early History of the Allaire family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allaire research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1373, 1412, 1689 and 1770 are included under the topic Early Allaire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allaire Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: St. Hilaire, Saint Hilaire, Hilaire, St-Hillaire, Saint-Hillaire, St-Hillier, Saint-Hillier, St-Hylaire, Saint-Hylaire, St-Hilary, Saint-Hilary, D'Hilaire and many more.

Early Notables of the Allaire family (pre 1700)

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United States Allaire migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Allaire Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Alexander Allaire, who landed in New York in 1680 [2]
  • Alexandre Allaire, who settled in New York in 1686
  • Catherine Allaire, who settled in Carolina in 1695

Canada Allaire migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Allaire Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Charles Allaire, aged 18, who arrived in Quebec in 1658
  • Jean Allaire, aged 23, who landed in Quebec in 1658
  • Mr. Charles Allaire, French settler travelling to Canada to work for François Peron, arriving on 14th May 1658 [3]
  • Mr. Jean Allaire, French settler travelling to Canada to work for François Peron, arriving on 14th May 1658 [3]
Allaire Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Captain Anthony Allaire U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Douglas, York County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [4]
  • Lt. Anthony Allaire U.E. (b. 1755) born in New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA, United Empire Loyalist who settled in Fredericton, New Brunswick c. 1783 was part of the Loyal American Volunteers, he died on June 09, 1838 on his farm near Frederickton leaving his daughter [4]
  • Mr. Anthony Allaire U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Canada c. 1783 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Allaire (post 1700) +

  • Paul Arthur Allaire (b. 1938), American former CEO and Chairman of Xerox Corporation
  • James Peter Allaire (1785-1858), American mechanic and steam engine builder
  • Joseph Georges-Émile Gaston Allaire (b. 1916), Canadian musicologist, organist, pianist, composer, and music educator
  • Jean Allaire (b. 1930), Quebecois politician and lawyer, founder and first leader of the ADQ


  1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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