Allognby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Today's generation of the Allognby family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Allognby family lived in Cumberland.

Early Origins of the Allognby family

The surname Allognby was first found in Cumberland where they were Lords of the Manor of Aglionby from very ancient times. They were descended from Ranulph, Earl of Carlisle, Lord of Cumberland and Carlisle, who exchanged the earldom of Chester for that of Carlisle. The Earls of Chester were previously viscounts of Bessin in the department of Calvados in Normandy. The first in Cumberland about 1150 was Walter de Aguilon.

The township of Linstock in Cumberland was home to the family in later years. "A little north-eastward of Linstock is Drawdykes Castle, originally erected with the materials of the Roman wall, which crossed its site, and partially rebuilt in the seventeenth century, by John Aglionby, Esq., recorder of Carlisle, who placed on the battlements three Roman stone busts, which yet remain: this ancient seat is now a farmhouse." [1]

Important Dates for the Allognby family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allognby research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1583, 1715, 1780, 1520, 1587, 1536, 1520, 1536, 1610, 1603, 1643, 1643, 1642 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Allognby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allognby Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Allognby include Aglionby, Agglionby, Acclionby, Aclionby and others.

Early Notables of the Allognby family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Edward Aglionby (1520-ca. 1587), English poet, educated at Eton, and elected to King's College, Cambridge, 1536, Justice of the Peace in Warwickshire, and wrote a genealogy of Queen Elizabeth and was "born at Carlisle in 1520, and educated at Eton, from whence he was elected in...
Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Allognby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Allognby family

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Allognbys to arrive on North American shores: Will Aglionby settled in Georgia, no date was recorded.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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