Alleson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The sea-swept Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the Alleson family. Their name comes from the name for the son of "Ellis" or Ellis' son. Conversely, the surname could be is derived from "Alice" as in "the son of Alice." It is likely though that the name was derived from "Ellis" rather than the female personal name. 
Early Origins of the Alleson family
The surname Alleson was first found in the county of Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they acquired some time before 1300 the territories of their family seat at Loupe. They were descended from Angus Mor MacDonnell, Lord of the Isles, their Gaelic name was MacAllister, and it is difficult through history to distinguish one name from the other.
Important Dates for the Alleson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alleson research. Another 42 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1314 are included under the topic Early Alleson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Alleson Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Alleson has been written as Allison, Alison, Alinson, Allinson, McAllister, MacAllister, Ellison and many more.
Early Notables of the Alleson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alleson family to Ireland
Some of the Alleson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Alleson migration to the United States
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Alleson or a variant listed above:
Alleson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Alleson, who arrived in Virginia in 1646 
- William Alleson, who landed in Virginia in 1646 
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- ^ 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)