Allsop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Allsop begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Alsopenledale, a chapelry in the parish of Ashbourne, in the county of Derbyshire.

Early Origins of the Allsop family

The surname Allsop was first found in the county of Derbyshire in the midland of England where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Their name was recorded in the Domesday Book, [1] a census taken by King William in 1086. At this time the name was spelt Elleshope. In 1175 Gamel Allsopp was recorded as having estates in or about the village of Alsop, in Derbyshire.

Early History of the Allsop family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allsop research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1630, 1703, 1726, 1696, 1706 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Allsop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allsop Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Allsop has undergone many spelling variations, including Allsopp, Allsop, Alsopp, Alsop, Elleshope and others.

Early Notables of the Allsop family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Vincent Alsop (ca. 1630-1703), an English Nonconformist clergyman. Anthony Alsop (d. 1726), was an English poetical writer, educated at Westminster and Christ Church...
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Allsop Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Allsop migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Allsop were among those contributors:

Allsop Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Eliza Allsop, aged 23, who landed in America from Pontefract, England, in 1907
  • George Allsop, aged 27, who landed in America from Featherstone, England, in 1907
  • Hamel Allsop, aged 4, who immigrated to the United States from Lee, England, in 1907
  • Clara Allsop, aged 40, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1909
  • Edward J. Allsop, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States from Nottingham, England, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Allsop migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Allsop Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Allsop, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]
  • Mr. William Allsop, (b. 1818), aged 17, British Shoe maker who was convicted in Warwick, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Asia" on 5th November 1835, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land)1836 [3]
  • Elizabeth Allsop, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" in 1851 [4]
  • Thomas Allsop, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Allsop (post 1700) +

  • Dee Allsop, American pollster, chairman of the board and CEO of Wirthlin Worldwide from 2000-2004
  • Thomas Allsop (1795-1880), English stockbroker and author, commonly described as the ‘favourite disciple of Coleridge,’ [6]
  • Ryan Allsop (b. 1992), English professional footballer
  • George Allsop (1864-1927), English first-class cricketer
  • William Henry Allsop (1912-1997), English former footballer
  • Jane Claire Allsop (b. 1975), Australian actress, best known for her role as Jo Parrish on Blue Heelers
  • Brian "Sydney" Allsop (1836-1989), Australian rugby league player in the 1950s
  • Ray Allsop (b. 1933), former Australian rules football player
  • James Leslie Bain Allsop, Australian President of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Kenneth Allsop (1920-1973), British broadcaster, author and naturalist

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Frank Richard Allsop (d. 1912), aged 41, English Bedroom Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [7]
  • Mr. Alfred Samuel Allsop (d. 1912), aged 34, English Electrician from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [7]


The Allsop 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: Festina lente
Motto Translation: Be quick without impetuosity.


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1835
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851DukeOfWellington.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  6. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 17 Apr. 2019
  7. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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