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Allansomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Allansomb began when it was derived from the given name Alan, meaning little rock. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. St. Alan was a Welsh and Breton saint and was very popular among the people of those two cultures.

Early Origins of the Allansomb family

The surname Allansomb 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 in Scotland.

Early History of the Allansomb family

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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 Allansomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allansomb Spelling Variations

The Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules, and therefore, 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 Allansomb 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...
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Migration of the Allansomb family to Ireland

Some of the Allansomb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Allansomb family to the New World and Oceana

Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Allansomb were among those contributors: John Allanson settled in Georgia in 1733.

The Allansomb 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.

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