The name Allistyn first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the North Riding of Yorkshire
, where the Allistyn family took their name from the village of Allerston.
is the site of Stone Age burial mounds known as the Scanridge Dikes.
Early Origins of the Allistyn family
The surname Allistyn was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Allistyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allistyn research.Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1219, 1221, 1246, 1349, 1349, 1369, 1683 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Allistyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Allistyn Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Allistyn has appeared include Aliston, Alliston, Allistan, Allerston, Alleston, Alsiston, Aleston, Aluerstan, Allerstan and many more.
Early Notables of the Allistyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allistyn family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Allistyn arrived in North America very early: William Alliston, who sailed to Virginia in 1654; and John Alliston to Connecticut in 1726. Joseph Alston was Governor of South Carolina in the early 1800s..