The Norman Conquest
in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Allott family lived in Dorset
. The original derivation of the name, however, is not related to that area, but is probably a geographical reference to some lost town, village, or parish. It is plausible that this place was in Staffordshire
, as the name is extremely common in that area.
Early Origins of the Allott family
The surname Allott was first found in Yorkshire
in eastern England
, having arrived there soon after the Norman Conquest
from what is now Belgium, but being of Norman origin.
Early History of the Allott family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allott research.Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1212, 1273, 1286, 1332, 1379, 1581, 1587, 1591, 1707, 1750, and 1781 are included under the topic Early Allott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Allott 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 Allott, Allett, Allette, Hallott, Arlette, Arlett, Allet, Alett, Alet, Allatt, Alatt, Allat, Allatte, Allot, Allote, Alot, Alitt, Ailet, Alyet, Alletson, Aletson, Alotessone and many more.
Early Notables of the Allott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allott family to the New World and Oceana
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 Allott or a variant listed above:
Allott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Peter Allott who settled in Virginia in 1655
Contemporary Notables of the name Allott (post 1700)
- Eric Allott, Chemical Pathologist
- Professor Antony Allott, specialist in African Law
- Air Commodore Molly Allott, director of the WRAF (1973-76)
Historic Events for the Allott family
- Mr. George Allott (b. 1917), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Staincross, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm