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The distinguished surname Allis was first brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is matronymic in origin, deriving from the name of the mother of the original bearer. This name is derived from the Old French personal names "Aalis" or "Aliz," which are diminutives of the Old Germanic "Adalhaidis," meaning "noble person."

Allis Early Origins



The surname Allis was first found in the northeastern counties of England, where it occurred fairly frequently as a personal name in the years immediately following the Norman Conquest. The first known bearer of the surname was Willelmus filius Alis, who was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of Bedfordshire in 1214.

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Allis Spelling Variations


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Allis Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Alis, Alise, Allies, Allis, Alliss, Allish, Alais, Hallis and many more.

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Allis Early History


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Allis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allis research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1219, 1221, and 1273 are included under the topic Early Allis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Allis Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Allis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allis In Ireland


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Allis In Ireland



Some of the Allis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Allis or a variant listed above:

Allis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Allis, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Richard Allis, who landed in America in 1632
  • John Allis, aged 23, arrived in St Christopher in 1634
  • Tho Allis, aged 33, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Margtt Allis, who arrived in Virginia in 1666
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Allis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Allis, aged 30, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Nicholas Allis, aged 2, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Henry Allis, aged 12, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Barbary Allis, aged 5, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Jacinto Allis, aged 20, landed in New Orleans, La in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Allis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Allis (post 1700)



  • William Phelps Allis (1901-1999), American theoretical physicist specializing in electrical discharges in gases, co-founder of Allis-Chalmers
  • Oswald Thompson Allis (1880-1973), American theologian
  • Louis Allis (1916-1994), American industrialist and Wisconsin Secretary of State
  • John Allis (b. 1942), American cyclist, United States National Road Race Champion (1974)
  • Charles David Allis (b. 1951), American molecular biologist

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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: Vincit veritas
Motto Translation: Truth conquers.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    11. ...

    The Allis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Allis Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 September 2013 at 18:04.

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