The present generation of the Allingham family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having 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 Allingham family
The surname Allingham 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 Allingham family
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Allingham Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Allingham include Alingham, Allingham, Hallingham, Allighan and many more.
Early Notables of the Allingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allingham family to Ireland
Some of the Allingham family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 120 words (9 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 Allingham family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Allingham were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Allingham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Allingham was a fisherman of the Brandy Islands in 1869
Allingham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Allingham, from county Donegal, settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1834 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
Allingham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Allingham (post 1700)
- Margery Allingham (1904-1966), English crime writer from Ealing, London
- Helen Mary Elizabeth Allingham (1848-1926), née Paterson, English watercolour painter and illustrator of the Victorian era from Derbyshire
- William Allingham (1824-1889), Irish man of letters and poet
- Michael James de Grey "Mike" Allingham (b. 1965), Scottish cricketer
- Michael Allingham (b. 1943), British economist
- Henry Allingham (1896-2009), British supercentenarian, World War I veteran and briefly the world's oldest living man
- Cedric Allingham (b. 1922), fictional British writer who claimed to have encountered the pilot of a Martian spacecraft; three decades later, the hoax was discovered proving Allingham did not exist