Early Origins of the Allsteen family
The surname Allsteen was first found in Lancashire
where in the year 1246 when Roger de Alleston held estates in that county, close to Ribchester, of one the most important Roman forts in the north of England
. Later a family seat
was established at Dennington in Suffolk
. " The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £36. 3. 4., and in the gift of the family of Alston." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Allsteen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allsteen research.Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1275, 1455, 1487, 1643, 1660, 1886, 1700, 1595, 1669, 1609, 1678, 1654, 1697, 1676, 1714, 1698, 1701, 1678, 1769, 1682, 1688, 1640, 1689, 1665, 1716, 1691, 1718, 1692, 1750 and 1809 are included under the topic Early Allsteen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Allsteen Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Allsteen has been spelled many different ways, including Alston, Allaston, Alleston, Allston, Elston and many more.
Early Notables of the Allsteen family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Edward Alston (1595-1669), President of the College of Physicians; and Sir Thomas Alston, 1st Baronet
of Odell in the County of Bedford(c. 1609–1678); and his son, Sir Rowland Alston, 2nd Baronet (c.
1654–1697); and his son, Sir Thomas Alston, 3rd Baronet
(c.1676-1714), an English... Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Allsteen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Allsteen family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Allsteens to arrive in North America: Alice Alston who settled in Quebec in 1870; Ann Alston who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1629; David Alston who arrived in New York City in 1806.
The Allsteen 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 Translation: Immoveable.