Alligood is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that 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 Alligood is actually patronymic
Early Origins of the Alligood family
The surname Alligood was first found in the counties of Northumberland
, 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 Alligood family
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Alligood Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Alligood has been recorded under many different variations, including Allgood, Algod, Algood, Elgood, Ellgod and others.
Early Notables of the Alligood family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alligood 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 Alligood or a variant listed above:
Alligood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mrs. J. Alligood, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Allianca" from Cristobal CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJ3K-WJD : 6 December 2014), Mrs. J. Alligood, 22 May 1914; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York, ship name Allianca, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- John Alligood, aged 41, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Eten" from Liverpool, England CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J676-BJ4 : 6 December 2014), John Alligood, 22 Nov 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, England, arrival port New York, ship name Eten, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Coy Alligood, aged 19, arrived in Charleston, S.C. in 1922 aboard the ship "S. B. Hunt" CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN3Q-B4H : 6 December 2014), Coy Alligood, 06 Feb 1922; citing departure port Charleston, S.C., arrival port Tampico, Mexico, ship name S. B. Hunt, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Alligood (post 1700)
- Bob Alligood (b. 1932), American former politician, Member of the Florida House of Representatives for Orange County (1965-1967)
- Arthur Alligood, American folk singer and songwriter
The Alligood 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.