Allten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Allten reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Allten family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Allten family lived in Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire, where they held lands and estates for many years. They were granted these lands by William the Conqueror for their efforts at the Norman Conquest in 1066. The name is habitational in derivation, and comes from the Old English awiell, which means spring, and tun, which means enclosure or settlement.

Early Origins of the Allten family

The surname Allten was first found in Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, and Lancashire. Of the latter, we found more records than the other branches. At first, the family held estates at Bispham, a village within the borough of Blackpool as far back as the 14th century. Roger Dalton had thirteen children by four wives. Of note was Lawrence Dalton who died in 1561 and was an officer of arms at the College of Arms in London. This branch also held estates at Thurnham, again in Lancashire. "The manor was subsequently held by Thomas Lonne, citizen and grocer of London, who, in the reign of Philip and Mary, sold it to the Daltons, of Bispham, which family continues to possess nearly the whole township." [1]

Important Dates for the Allten family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allten research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1284 and 1190 are included under the topic Early Allten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allten Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Allten include Alton, Allton, Allten, Alten, Altoun, Althoun, Althan, Althaun, Aulton, Dalton and many more.

Early Notables of the Allten family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Allten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Allten family to Ireland

Some of the Allten family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 49 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Allten family

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Alltens to arrive on North American shores: Alexander, Anthony, James and Richard Alton all arrived in Philadelphia between 1850 and 1860.

Citations

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