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The name Allgood is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the ancient personal name Algod. In Old Danish, the name was Algot, while in Old Swedish, the name was Algut. Although the variant form Allgood appears to be a complimentary nickname, the surname Allgood is actually patronymic in origin.

Allgood Early Origins



The surname Allgood was first found in the counties of Northumberland and Durham, although not of Boernician origin as were most of the families in that area. Originally found in the Domesday Book compiled in 1086 by King William after his conquest of England in 1066, as Algod, the name gradually changed to Allgood.

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Allgood Spelling Variations


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Allgood 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 Allgood include Allgood, Algod, Algood, Elgood, Ellgod and others.

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Allgood Early History


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Allgood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allgood research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 196 and 1965 are included under the topic Early Allgood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allgood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Allgood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Allgood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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:

Allgood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Allgood settled in Barbados in 1674

Allgood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jane Allgood, aged 14, landed in New York in 1864
  • John Allgood, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Lucy Allgood, aged 57, landed in New York in 1864
  • Geo Allgood, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1864

Allgood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Oliver A. Allgood, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1901
  • William Allgood, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1905
  • John Allgood, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Milton Allgood, aged 2, who emigrated to America, in 1911
  • Mrs. John Allgood, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Allgood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Allgood, aged 31, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Allgood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Allgood (post 1700)



  • Miles Clayton Allgood (1878-1977), American politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama
  • Mitchell Allgood (b. 1989), Australian rugby league footballer
  • Clarence William Allgood, notable U.S. Judge, author of numerous textbooks on law
  • Sara Allgood (1883-1959), Oscar-nominated Irish character-actress

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Age omne bonum
Motto Translation: Do all good.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    The Allgood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Allgood 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 July 2016 at 04:26.

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