Allerstan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Allerstan surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the North Riding of Yorkshire, where the Allerstan family took their name from the village of Allerston. Notably, Allerston is the site of Stone Age burial mounds known as the Scanridge Dikes.

Early Origins of the Allerstan family

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

Early History of the Allerstan family

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Allerstan 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 Allerstan include Aliston, Alliston, Allistan, Allerston, Alleston, Alsiston, Aleston, Aluerstan, Allerstan and many more.

Early Notables of the Allerstan family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Allerstan 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: William Alliston, who sailed to Virginia in 1654; and John Alliston to Connecticut in 1726. Joseph Alston was Governor of South Carolina in the early 1800s..



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