Allighend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Allighend is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the place named Allingham, which was in Kent. Allingham is a compound name, composed of the Old English elements Alling, which means holly, and ham, which means homestead. Thus, Allingham means holly homestead. [1]

Early Origins of the Allighend family

The surname Allighend was first found in Kent where they were Lords of the manor of Allingham. [2]

Early History of the Allighend family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allighend research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 161 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Allighend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allighend Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Allighend family name include Alingham, Allingham, Hallingham, Allighan and many more.

Early Notables of the Allighend family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Allighend family to Ireland

Some of the Allighend family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 53 words (4 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 Allighend family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Allighend surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Walter Alinham who settled in Barbados in 1704. In Newfoundland, James Allingham, from County Donegal, settled in St. John's in 1834; William Allingham was a fisherman of the Brandy Islands in 1869.



  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


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