The name Allesson was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the pet-name "Alice" as in "the son of Alice." One source claims that name was in fact, Norman having derived from "Bernard de Alençon who held several lordships from Hervey de Bourges, Suffolk
, belonged to the family of the Counts of Alençon, descended from Ivo or Belesme, c. 940. " CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
The phonetic resemblance of the name Alençon and the name Allesson is apparent, but no other sources confirmed this ancient heritage. Of note was Alisoun (Alison) who appears in Chaucer's "Miller's Tale" c. 1386, as John's younger wife. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early Origins of the Allesson family
The surname Allesson was first found in various counties and shires throughout Britain. Some of the earliest listing include those listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273: Richard filius
Alice in Oxfordshire; Nicholas filius Alicie in Cambridgeshire; and Isabel filius Alice in Oxfordshire
. The Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls list Johannes Alysson in 1379. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Allesson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allesson research.Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1617, 1618, 1618, 1510, 1600, 1536, 1332, 1455, 1487, 1560 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Allesson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Allesson Spelling Variations
Allesson has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Allesson have been found, including Allyson, Allison, Allisson, Allysson, Alesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Allesson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allesson family to Ireland
Some of the Allesson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Allesson family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Allessons to arrive on North American shores: George Allyson who settled in Virginia in 1662; Sarah Allyson who settled in Virginia in 1656; Andrew Allison who settled in Philadelphia in 1750 with his two brothers named James and Robert.