Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Allanbey is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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 Allanbey family
The surname Allanbey was first found in Cumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Allanbey family
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Allanbey Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Allanbey has been spelled many different ways, including Allenby, Allanby, Allenbie, Allanbie, Allonby, Allemby, Allamby, Aleynby, Alomby, Alanby and many more.
Early Notables of the Allanbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allanbey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Allanbeys to arrive in North America: William Allenby, who sailed to Virginia in 1648; and Frederick Allenby, who was recorded in Waterloo County, Ontario in 1877.