Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of John. The given name John was originally derived from the Dutch Hans or Han. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Allhands family
Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Allhands family
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Allhands Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Allhands has been recorded under many different variations, including Hand, Hands and others.
Early Notables of the Allhands family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allhands family to Ireland
Some of the Allhands family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Allhands family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Allhands or a variant listed above: John Hand who settled in Virginia in 1663; Robert Hand who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Hand, who settled in Lynn Mass. in 1635, one of the 8 men to buy Montauk Point Long Island and established the town of Easthampton.
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