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Allerton Early Origins



The surname Allerton was first found in one of numerous places named Allerton throughout England. The strongest and perhaps the oldest grouping of place names is found in Yorkshire where: Allerton is a former village in Bradford; Allerton Bywater is a semi-rural village and civil parish in the south-east of City of Leeds; Allerton Mauleverer is a village in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire; Northallerton is an market town and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire; Chapel Allerton is an inner suburb of north-east Leeds, West Yorkshire; Moor Allerton is an area of Leeds, West Yorkshire; and finally Allertonshire or Allerton was an ancient wapentake and liberty in the North Riding. Allerton is also a suburb of Liverpool and Chapel Allerton is a village and civil parish, south of Cheddar in Somerset. The place names literally mean "farmstead or village where alder-tress grow," from the old English words "alor" + "tun." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Many of the locals were listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Alretune, except for the Somerset local which was listed as Alwarditone. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Allerton, held by Earl Gospatrick from the King who was recorded in the Domesday Book.

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Allerton Spelling Variations


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Allerton Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Allerton are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Allerton include Allerton, Alerton, Allertown, Alltone, Allton, Alliton, Alleton and many more.

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Allerton Early History


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Allerton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allerton research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1193, 1312, 1416, 1549, 1585, 1659, 1620, 1627, 1702, 1639 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Allerton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allerton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Allerton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Isaac Allerton (c.1585-1659), one of the original Pilgrim fathers who went on the Mayflower to settle the Plymouth Colony in 1620, ancestor to Presidents of the United States Zachary Taylor and Franklin D. Roosevelt; and his son...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Allerton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Allerton, or a variant listed above:

Allerton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Isaac Allerton, his wife Mary (Norris) Allerton and their children Bartholomew, Remember, and Mary all arrived in Plymouth aboard the Mayflower in 1620
  • Bartholomew Allerton, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Isaack Allerton, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • John Allerton, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Mary Allerton Cushman (c.16161699) English settler of Plymouth Colony at the age of four, the last surviving passenger of the Mayflower
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Allerton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Allerton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Elizth Allerton, aged 15, landed in New York in 1864
  • Ellen Allerton, aged 11, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Ann Allerton, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1864
  • James Allerton, aged 7, arrived in New York in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Allerton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Allerton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Allerton (post 1700)



  • Robert Allerton, American industrialist, eponym of Robert Allerton Park, located near Monticello, Illinois and Allerton Garden, Hawaii
  • Viscount North Allerton,

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Allerton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Allerton 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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