Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Allsup is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Alsopenledale, a chapelry in the parish of Ashbourne, in the county of Derbyshire.
Early Origins of the Allsup family
Derbyshire in the midland of England where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Their name was recorded in the Domesday Book, CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) 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 Allsup family
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Allsup 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. Allsup has been spelled many different ways, including Allsopp, Allsop, Alsopp, Alsop, Elleshope and others.
Early Notables of the Allsup family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allsup 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 Allsups to arrive in North America:
Allsup Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Allsup (post 1700)
The Allsup 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.
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