Allnutt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Allnutt family

The surname Allnutt was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 11th when they held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Allnutt family

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Allnutt 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 Allnutt include Allnutt, Alnott, Allnott, Alnath, Alnatt, Allnatt, Alner, Alnot, Alnut, Alnod, Alnud, Alnett, Allnett, Alnet, Elnod, Allno, Alnoe, Allnoe, Almot, Alneot and many more.

Early Notables of the Allnutt family (pre 1700)

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Allnutt migration to the United States

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 Allnutt or a variant listed above:

Allnutt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Allnutt, who settled in Virginia with his wife in 1623
Allnutt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Allnutt, who settled in Maryland in 1748
Allnutt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Veirs Allnutt, aged 3, who arrived in America, in 1909
  • Frederick R. Allnutt, aged 23, who arrived in America from Essex, England, in 1910
  • Frederick R. Allnutt, aged 33, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1920
  • Max Millian Allnutt, aged 24, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1921
  • Richard Allnutt, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1923

Allnutt migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Allnutt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Allnutt, aged 20, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Allnutt (post 1700)

  • Yari Allnutt (b. 1970), retired American soccer player, member of the United States National Team (1992-1993)
  • Anna "Annie" Allnutt Brassey (1839-1887), née Allnutt, Baroness Brassey, an English traveller and writer, best known for her book A Voyage in the Sunbeam, our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months (1878)
  • Gillian Allnutt (b. 1949), English poet; her books Nantucket and the Angel and Lintel were both shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize
  • Thomas Allnutt Brassey (1863-1919), 2nd Earl Brassey, British peer, editor of Brassey's Naval Annual
  • Thomas Allnutt Brassey, British peer and soldier, 2nd Earl Brassey
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