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In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Alloway, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. The ancestors of the Alloway family lived in Aberdeen but originally from Clackmannan. The name may be derived from the Gaelic alla which means wild and mhagh which means field.

Alloway Early Origins



The surname Alloway was first found in the county of Clackmannanshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Chlach Mhannainn), nicknamed the “wee county,” it is the smallest Council Area of Scotland, located in southeastern Scotland. According to Black, the most likely source of their origin was Alloa in the Aberdeen area. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
The first recorded spelling of the name was Alleway, about the year 1359. Alloway is a former Scottish village that is now a suburb of Ayr, best known as the birthplace of Robert Burns and the setting for his poem "Tam o' Shanter." In North America, the word Alloway is a Delaware Indian term meaning "beautiful tail" and refers to the black fox.

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Alloway Spelling Variations


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Alloway Spelling Variations



Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Alloway has been written Alloway, Alleway, Aloveious, Alloweious, Allaway, Alliway, Alloway, Aloway, Alaway, Aleway, Alewy, Alloways, Allawy, Aylwey and many more.

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Alloway Early History


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Alloway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alloway research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1440 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Alloway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alloway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alloway Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alloway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alloway In Ireland


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Alloway In Ireland



Some of the Alloway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Alloway:

Alloway Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Alloway who settled in Pennsylvania in 1682

Alloway Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Alloway arrived in Philadelphia in 1770

Alloway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Alloway arrived in New Orleans in 1823

Alloway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Alloway arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1866
  • Elizabeth Alloway arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1866

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alloway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alloway (post 1700)



  • Henry "Harry" Alloway (1856-1939), American journalist, publisher, and the financial editor of the The New York Times from 1896 to 1906
  • Richard "Rich" Alloway II, American Republican politician, Member of the Pennsylvania State Senate (2009-)
  • John L Alloway (b. 1952), American professional baseball player
  • Ben Alloway (b. 1981), Australian mixed martial artist
  • Lawrence Alloway (1926-1990), English art critic and curator who was the first to use the term "Pop Art" in the 1960s to indicate that art has a basis in the popular culture of its day
  • Billie Alloway (b. 1962), English professional footballer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dei dono sum quod sum
Motto Translation: By the bounty of God I am what I am.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Other References

  1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
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The Alloway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alloway Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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