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The ancestors of the name Allenby date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Allenby family 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, meaning goad or spur. The second part of the settlement's name was the Old English word by, which means farm or settlement.

Allenby Early Origins



The surname Allenby was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Allenby Spelling Variations


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Allenby Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Allenby are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Allenby include: Allenby, Allanby, Allenbie, Allanbie, Allonby, Allemby, Allamby, Aleynby, Alomby, Alanby and many more.

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Allenby Early History


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Allenby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allenby research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1349, 1369, 1522, 1581 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Allenby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allenby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Allenby Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Allenby or a variant listed above:

Allenby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Allenby, who sailed to Virginia in 1648
  • William Allenby, who landed in Virginia in 1648
  • Jacob Allenby, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • William Allenby, who landed in Maryland in 1663

Allenby Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Allenby, who was recorded in Waterloo County, Ontario in 1877

Allenby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Allenby arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rob Roy" in 1865
  • Charles Allenby, aged 25, a farmer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Henry Allenby, aged 33, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Sarah Allenby, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Thomas Allenby, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Allenby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Allenby (post 1700)



  • Kathleen Allenby, distinguished American artist
  • Braden R. Allenby (b. 1950), American environmental scientist
  • Rev. Nicholas Allenby, Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Worcester
  • General Edmund Allenby (1861-1936), who commanded the British 3rd Army in France during World War I and later served as the High Commissioner in Egypt

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Allenby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Allenby Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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