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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Allman was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a person or family of German heritage. Further research showed the name was derived from the Anglo-Norman-French word aleman, which means German. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)


Allman Early Origins



The surname Allman was first found in Allemagne, [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
now known as Fleury-sur-Orne, near Caen in Normandy. There is no clear record of the family arriving in Britain but their voyage is of no doubt. Some of the first records of the name include listings in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Terric le Alemaund in Buckinghamshire; Henry de Alemania in Nottinghamshire; Bertram de Almannia in Lincolnshire and Robert Almene in Cambridgeshire. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
John le Alemaund was listed in London in 1284. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Willelmus Alman. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Allman Spelling Variations


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Allman Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Almayne, Alman, Allman, Almand, Hallman, Allmaine, Almon, Almand, Altman, Allman, Ellman, Dalman and many more.

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Allman Early History


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Allman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allman research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 130 and 1304 are included under the topic Early Allman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Allman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Allman In Ireland


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Allman In Ireland



Some of the Allman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 95 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Allman or a variant listed above:

Allman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Allman, who arrived in Georgia in 1745
  • Heinrich Allman went to Philadelphia in 1764
  • John Allman who settled in Philadelphia in 1764

Allman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Christine Allman, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Esther Allman, aged 26, who settled in America from Newport, England, in 1907
  • George L. Allman, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Albert Charles Allman, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Wallasey, England, in 1912
  • Bridget Allman, aged 37, who emigrated to America from Ireland, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Allman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Allman, aged 45, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"
  • George Allman, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Catherine Allman, aged 16, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Ramillies"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Allman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Allman (post 1700)



  • B. M. Allman, American football coach
  • John Allman (b. 1935), American poet
  • T. D. Allman (b. 1944), American freelance journalist
  • Ricky Allman (b. 1978), American painter and professor
  • Brendt Allman (b. 1970), American guitarist and songwriter
  • Devon Allman (b. 1972), American vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter
  • Elvia Allman (1904-1992), American character actress
  • Marshall Scot Allman (b. 1984), American actor
  • Howard Duane Allman (1946-1971), American guitarist, session musician and the primary co-founder of the southern rock group The Allman Brothers Band
  • Sheldon Allman (1924-2002), Jewish American-born, Canadian raised actor, singer, and songwriter
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Allman


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Suggested Readings for the name Allman



  • Allman-Allmon: Testaments to the Future by Thelma E. Kurtz.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  11. ...

The Allman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Allman 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.

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