Allardyce History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of first people to use the name Allardyce. The name was found in the old barony of Allardice, in the parish of Arbuthnott in Kincardineshire. This place name is derived from the Gaelic words all, which means "cliff" and deas which means "southern."

Early Origins of the Allardyce family

The surname Allardyce was first found in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A' Mhaoirne), a former county on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Council Area since 1996, in a barony of the name Allardice, in the parish of Arbuthnot, about 1 mile north west of Inverbervie, where the Allardice Castle (also spelled Allardyce), the sixteenth-century manor house still stands today.

Early History of the Allardyce family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allardyce research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1413, 1607, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Allardyce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allardyce Spelling Variations

In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Allardyce has appeared Allardice, Allardyce, Allardes, Allardise, Allardyse, Allerdash, Allerdes, Allyrdes, Allirdasse, Alerdes, Alerdyce, Alerdice, Alderdice, Alderdyce, Alderdise and many more.

Early Notables of the Allardyce family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Allardyce Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Allardyce family to Ireland

Some of the Allardyce family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Allardyce migration to the United States +

Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Allardyce:

Allardyce Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eliza Allardyce, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "State of Nebraska" from Glasgow via Moville [1]
Allardyce Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Lamond Allardyce, aged 57, originally from Nassau, Bahamas, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Wacouta" from Havana, Cuba [2]
  • Constance Angel Allardyce, aged 57, originally from Nassau, Bahamas, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Wacouta" from Havana, Cuba [3]
  • Constance Viti Molesworth Allardyce, aged 22, originally from Nassau, Bahamas, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Wacouta" from Havana, Cuba [4]
  • Katharine Angell Keva Allardyce, aged 20, originally from Nassau, Bahamas, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Wacouta" from Havana, Cuba [5]
  • William L. Allardyce, aged 57, originally from Nassau, Bahamas, W.I., who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Allardyce migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Allardyce Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Allardyce, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 30th July 1861 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Allardyce (post 1700) +

  • Alexander Allardyce (1846-1896), Scottish author
  • Craig Samuel Allardyce (b. 1975), English retired footballer and a football agent from Bolton
  • Sir William Lamond Allardyce GCMG (1861-1930), British civil servant who served as Governor of Fiji (1901-1902), the Falkland Islands (1904-1914), Bahamas (1914-1920), Tasmania (1920-1922), and Newfoundland (1922-1928), eponym of the Allardyce Range, a mountain range in Antarctica
  • Samuel "Sam" Allardyce (b. 1954), English former professional football player


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y8-7TR : 6 December 2014), Eliza Allardyce, 26 Sep 1893; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of Nebraska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QB-JP5 : 6 December 2014), William Lamond Allardyce, 29 Mar 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Wacouta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QB-JPR : 6 December 2014), Constance Angel Allardyce, 29 Mar 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Wacouta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QB-JPT : 6 December 2014), Constance Viti Molesworth Allardyce, 29 Mar 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Wacouta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QB-JPY : 6 December 2014), Katharine Angell Keva Allardyce, 29 Mar 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Wacouta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Z-B3Y : 6 December 2014), William L. Allardyce, 29 Sep 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port N.Y., ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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