Allenby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Allenby family
The surname Allenby was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Allenby family
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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.
Early Notables of the Allenby family (pre 1700)
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Allenby migration to the United States +
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Allenby Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Frederick Allenby, who was recorded in Waterloo County, Ontario in 1877
Allenby 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:
Allenby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Allenby, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rob Roy" in 1865
- Charles Allenby, aged 25, a farmer, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
- Henry Allenby, aged 33, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
- Sarah Allenby, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
- Thomas Allenby, aged 6, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
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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
- Allenby Chilton (1918-1996), English footballer
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)