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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.

Early Origins of the Allgood family

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.

Early History of the Allgood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allgood research. Another 44 words (3 lines of text) covering the year 1965 is included under the topic Early Allgood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Allgood family

Notables of the family at this time include

  • John Allgood of Nunwick

Allgood Ranking

In the United States, the name Allgood is the 5,841st most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Allgood migration to the United States +

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 19th Century
  • Jane Allgood, aged 14, who landed in New York in 1864 [2]
  • John Allgood, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1864 [2]
  • Lucy Allgood, aged 57, who landed in New York in 1864 [2]
  • Geo Allgood, aged 17, who arrived in New York in 1864 [2]
Allgood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Oliver A. Allgood, aged 40, who immigrated 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 immigrated 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.)

Australia Allgood migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Allgood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Allgood, English convict who was convicted in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 3rd November 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Miss Matilda Allgood, (b. 1822), aged 19, English house maid who was convicted in Newington, London, England for 7 years for larceny, transported aboard the "Emma Eugenia" on 16th November 1841, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), she died in 1853 [4]
  • James Allgood, aged 31, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Calabar" [5]

West Indies Allgood migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [6]
Allgood Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • John Allgood, who settled in Barbados in 1674

Contemporary Notables of the name Allgood (post 1700) +

  • Justin Allgood (b. 1983), former American football quarterback
  • Miles Clayton Allgood (1878-1977), American politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama (1923-1933) and (1933-1935), cousin of Clarence William Allgood
  • Sara Allgood (1883-1959), Irish-born, American Academy Award nominated character actress, known for her roles in various Hitchcock films including: Blackmail (1929), Juno and the Paycock (1930), and Sabotage (1936)
  • Clarence William Allgood (1902-1991), American jurist, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (1973-1991), Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (1961-1973)
  • Jill Allgood (1910-1995), British producer, director, script writer, author and broadcaster for the BBC
  • Mitchell Allgood (b. 1989), Australian rugby league footballer

The Allgood 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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  2. 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)
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 30th March 2022). Retrieved from
  5. South Australian Register Tuesday 2nd August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Calabar 1853. Retrieved
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