heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the North Riding of
is the site of Stone Age burial mounds known as the Scanridge Dikes.
from ancient times.
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in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Alliston have been found, including Aliston, Alliston, Allistan, Allerston, Alleston, Alsiston, Aleston, Aluerstan, Allerstan and many more.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Alliston, or a variant listed above:
Alliston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Alliston, who sailed to Virginia in 1654
Alliston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Alliston to Connecticut in 1726