Allaston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Allaston family

The surname Allaston was first found in Lancashire where in the year 1246 when Roger de Alleston held estates in that county, close to Ribchester, of one the most important Roman forts in the north of England. Later a family seat was established at Dennington in Suffolk. " The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £36. 3. 4., and in the gift of the family of Alston." [1]

Alston or Altson-Moor is a market-town and parish, forming a union of itself, in Leath ward in the E. division of Cumberland. "Mining in this district is of some antiquity, several charters having been granted to the miners of "Alderston" in the 13th century. " [1]

Important Dates for the Allaston family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allaston research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1275, 1455, 1487, 1643, 1660, 1886, 1700, 1595, 1669, 1609, 1678, 1654, 1697, 1676, 1714, 1698, 1701, 1678, 1769, 1682, 1688, 1640, 1689, 1665, 1716, 1691, 1718, 1692, 1750 and 1809 are included under the topic Early Allaston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allaston Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Allaston include Alston, Allaston, Alleston, Allston, Elston and many more.

Early Notables of the Allaston family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Edward Alston (1595-1669), President of the College of Physicians; and Sir Thomas Alston, 1st Baronet of Odell in the County of Bedford (c. 1609–1678); and his son, Sir Rowland Alston, 2nd Baronet (c. 1654–1697); and his son, Sir Thomas Alston, 3rd Baronet (c.1676-1714), an English Member of Parliament for Bedford (1698-1701); and his son, Sir Rowland Alston, 4th Baronet...
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Migration of the Allaston family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Alice Alston who settled in Quebec in 1870; Ann Alston who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1629; David Alston who arrived in New York City in 1806.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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