Early Origins of the Allstonne family
The surname Allstonne 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 Allstonne family
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Allstonne Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Allstonne are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Allstonne include: Alston, Allaston, Alleston, Allston, Elston and many more.
Early Notables of the Allstonne 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 Allstonne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Allstonne family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Allstonne 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 Allstonne 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.