Alliham is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Alliham family once lived in the place named Allingham, which was in Kent
is a compound name, composed of the Old English elements Alling,
which means holly,
which means homestead.
means holly homestead. CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
Early Origins of the Alliham family
The surname Alliham was first found in Kent
where they were Lords of the manor of Allingham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Alliham family
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Alliham 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 Alliham family name include Alingham, Allingham, Hallingham, Allighan and many more.
Early Notables of the Alliham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alliham family to Ireland
Some of the Alliham family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Alliham family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, 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 Alliham 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.