The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Allmand came from the Old English personal name Æthelmund.
This name is composed of two elements: Æthel,
which means noble,
which means protection.
However, the surname Allmand may also derive from the Old French word aleman,
which means German.
Early Origins of the Allmand family
The surname Allmand was first found in the counties of Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Allmand family
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Allmand Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Allmand has been recorded under many different variations, including Almond, Almonde, Almont, Almon and others.
Early Notables of the Allmand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allmand family to Ireland
Some of the Allmand family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Allmand family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Allmand or a variant listed above: Awdry Almond who settled in New England
in 1635; Joseph Almond settled in Virginia in 1670; Susan Almond settled in Jamaica in 1661; William Almond settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827.
Contemporary Notables of the name Allmand (post 1700)
- William Warren Allmand PC OC QC (1932-2016), Canadian lawyer and politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (1965-1997), President of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development from 1997 to 2002
- Captain Michael Allmand (1923-1944), British Soldier awarded the Victoria Cross in 1945