The name of the Allaney family is derived from the given name Alan, meaning little rock
surnames arose out of the vernacular
given name traditions. St. Alan was a Welsh
saint and was very popular among the people of those two cultures.
Early Origins of the Allaney family
The surname Allaney was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
at Richmond, but following the pattern of many Norman and Breton
families, junior branches of this distinguished name moved northward over the border into Scotland
. They appeared to have settled in Dumbartonshire
Early History of the Allaney family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allaney research.Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1447, 1463, 1469, 1656, 1640, 1653 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Allaney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Allaney Spelling Variations
Since the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules, Breton
surnames have many spelling variations
. Latin and French, which were the official court languages, were also influential on the spelling of surnames. The spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules. Therefore, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England
after the Norman Conquest
, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. The name has been spelled Allanson, Alanson, Allansone, Alansone, Allansoune and many more.
Early Notables of the Allaney family (pre 1700)
Notable of this family during the Middle Ages was Sir Alexander Allanson, Chaplain of Edinburgh; and Sir William Allanson (died 1656), an English merchant draper and politician who sat... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Allaney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Allaney family to Ireland
Some of the Allaney family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Allaney family to the New World and Oceana
Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Allaney: John Allanson settled in Georgia in 1733.
The Allaney 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: Virtute et labore
Motto Translation: By valour and exertion.