Allmon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The earliest origins of the name Allmon date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the Old English personal name Æthelmund. This name is composed of two elements: Æthel, which means noble, and mund, which means protection. However, the surname Allmon may also derive from the Old French word aleman, which means German.

Early Origins of the Allmon family

The surname Allmon was first found in the counties of Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Allmon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allmon research. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 180 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Allmon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allmon Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Allmon include Almond, Almonde, Almont, Almon and others.

Early Notables of the Allmon family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Allmon family to Ireland

Some of the Allmon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Allmon family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Allmon 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 Allmon (post 1700)

  • Michael Allmon, American cinematographer
  • Clinton James Allmon (b. 1941), American actor, known for his work on Toys (1992), Moonlighting (1985) and Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This (1978)
  • Dr. Warren D. Allmon, American Director of The Museum of the Earth, a natural history museum in Ithaca, New York
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