Allstone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Allstone family

The surname Allstone 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." [1]

Alston or Altson-Moor is a market-town and parish, forming a union of itself, in Leath ward in the E. division of Cumberland. "Mining in this district is of some antiquity, several charters having been granted to the miners of "Alderston" in the 13th century. " [1]

Early History of the Allstone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allstone research. Another 175 words (12 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 Allstone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allstone Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Allstone include Alston, Allaston, Alleston, Allston, Elston and many more.

Early Notables of the Allstone 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 Member of Parliament for Bedford (1698-1701); and his son, Sir Rowland Alston, 4th Baronet...
Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Allstone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Allstone family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Allstone or a variant listed above: 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 Allstone 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: Immotus
Motto Translation: Immoveable.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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