Allinghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name Allinghan begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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. 
Early Origins of the Allinghan family
The surname Allinghan was first found in Kent where they were Lords of the manor of Allingham. 
Early History of the Allinghan family
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Allinghan Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Allinghan has undergone many spelling variations, including Alingham, Allingham, Hallingham, Allighan and many more.
Early Notables of the Allinghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allinghan family to Ireland
Some of the Allinghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Allinghan family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Allinghan were among those contributors: 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.
- Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
- Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.