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The Clan from whom the Allison family descends began among the ancient Dalriadan kingdom of the west coast of Scotland. Their name comes from the name for the son of "Ellis" or Ellis' son. Conversely, the surname could be is derived from "Alice" as in "the son of Alice." It is likely though that the name was derived from "Ellis" rather than the female personal name. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Allison Early Origins



The surname Allison was first found in the county of Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they acquired some time before 1300 the territories of their family seat at Loupe. They were descended from Angus Mor MacDonnell, Lord of the Isles, their Gaelic name was MacAllister, and it is difficult through history to distinguish one name from the other.

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Allison Spelling Variations


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Allison Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Allison include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Allison, Alison, Alinson, Allinson, McAllister, MacAllister, Ellison and many more.

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Allison Early History


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Allison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allison research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1314 are included under the topic Early Allison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Allison Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Allison In Ireland


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Allison In Ireland



Some of the Allison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Allison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Allison who settled in Boston in 1644

Allison Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Allison who settled in Philadelphia in 1750 with his two brothers named James and Robert
  • William Allison who settled in Pennsylvania in 1764 and was one of the first to examine political strategy
  • Jean Allison who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1775
  • Archibald Allison, who arrived in North Carolina in 1776

Allison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Duffin Allison, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Allison approved the constitution on behalf of Pennsylvania, and Francis Allison, a great classical scholar had a conspicuous role in educating the American mind to the thought of independence
  • Elihu Allison, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Andrew Allison, who landed in Mississippi in 1845
  • Charles Allison, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Allison Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Captain Edward Allison U.E. born in Long Island, New York, USA, United Empire Loyalist who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 Captain of De Lancey's 3rd Battalion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joseph Allison U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Adolptus Town [Adolphustown], Ontario c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Allison U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Allison Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Allison (alias Miller), Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  • Thomas Allison, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • James W. Allison arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849

Allison Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • C Allison landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Allison, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Margaret Allison, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Margaret Allison, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Janet Allison, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Allison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Allison (post 1700)



  • Mose John Allison (1927-2016), Jr. was an American jazz blues pianist, singer and songwriter
  • William N. Allison, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Hancock County, 1972
  • Winfield Scott Allison, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1908
  • William H. Allison Jr., American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1972
  • William Francis Allison (1892-1945), American politician, Delegate to Montana convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • William Boyd Allison (1829-1908), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1860, 1904;U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1863-71; U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1873-1908; Candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1888, 1896
  • William F. Allison, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Guantanamo, 1884
  • Vivian Allison, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1969
  • William Allison, American politician, Member of New York State Senate Middle District, 1782-86; Member of New York State Assembly from Orange County, 1794-95
  • Tomilea Allison, American politician, Mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, 1983-95
  • ... (Another 80 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Allison Historic Events


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Allison Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Jean M.  Allison (1875-1917), Canadian Teacher at School for Blind from Chocolate Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries
  • Mr. James B.  Allison (1877-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Brenton  Allison (1882-1917), Canadian resident from Three Mile Plains, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. John Albert Curtis Allison (1922-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Granville, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Master Hudson Trevor Allison, aged 11 mths, Canadian First Class passenger from Montreal, Quebec who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 11, the only survivor of the family
  • Miss Helen Loraine Allison (d. 1912), aged 2, Canadian First Class passenger from Montreal, Quebec who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Hudson Joshua Creighton Allison (d. 1912), aged 30, Canadian First Class passenger from Montreal, Quebec who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
  • Mrs. Bessie Waldo Allison (d. 1912), (née Daniels,) aged 25, Canadian First Class passenger from Montreal, Quebec who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Allison


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Suggested Readings for the name Allison



  • Early Osbornes and Alleys by Rita Kennedy Sutton.
  • Allison, Dewees, Johnson, Scruggs and Other Related Families by Judith Allison Walters.

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Motto


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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: Truth prevails
Motto Translation: Truth prevails


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Allison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Allison 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 27 November 2016 at 23:01.

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