The name Allamby is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the Cumberland
village of Allonby,
which was also known as Ellonby.
The first part of this settlement's name was originally derived from the Anglo-Norman word aguillon,
The second part of the settlement's name was the Old English word by,
which means farm
Early Origins of the Allamby family
The surname Allamby was first found in Cumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Allamby family
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Allamby Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Allamby are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Allamby include: Allenby, Allanby, Allenbie, Allanbie, Allonby, Allemby, Allamby, Aleynby, Alomby, Alanby and many more.
Early Notables of the Allamby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allamby family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Allamby or a variant listed above:
Allamby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jane Allamby, who landed in Virginia in 1698 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)