Allport History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Allport family

The surname Allport was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where the name is unquestionably derived from Albertus, from the Anglo Saxon Aethelbeort, the first being recorded as Albertus of Dundee about 1214 and succeeded by Cleopha Alberti in 1281. The affectation of the 'H' in front of the name did not arrive until the 15th century, and at this time the canting of the Arms for the name became associated with the pike-like weapon common amongst the Scottish/English Border Clans known as 'The Steel Bonnets' from the 13th century onward.

Important Dates for the Allport family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allport research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1643, 1677, 1760, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Allport History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allport Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Halbert, Halpert, Halberdyne, Halberdyn, Hallbert and many more.

Early Notables of the Allport family (pre 1700)

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Allport 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:

Allport Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Allport, aged 28, a gardener, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Jane Allport, aged 38, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Thomas Allport, aged 17, a labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Eliza Allport, aged 15, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Alfred Allport, aged 13, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Allport (post 1700)

  • Gordon Willard Allport (1897-1967), American psychologist, one of the first to focus on the study of the personality, often referred to as the founding figure of personality psychology
  • Floyd Henry Allport (1890-1978), American psychologist
  • Christopher Allport (1947-2008), American actor, known for his work on Another World (1964) and Jack Frost (1997)
  • Samuel Allport (1816-1897), English petrologist
  • Sir James Joseph Allport (1811-1892), English railway manager
  • Dr. Alfred Allport (1867-1949), English rugby union player
  • Alan Allport (b. 1970), British historian, winner of the 2010 Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award

Historic Events for the Allport family

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Harry Ride George Allport, English Saloon Steward from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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