Alltowne is a name that came to England
in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Alltowne family lived in Nottinghamshire
, 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,
which means enclosure
Early Origins of the Alltowne family
The surname Alltowne was first found in Nottinghamshire
, 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Alltowne family
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Alltowne Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Alltowne has been recorded under many different variations, including Alton, Allton, Allten, Alten, Altoun, Althoun, Althan, Althaun, Aulton, Dalton and many more.
Early Notables of the Alltowne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alltowne family to Ireland
Some of the Alltowne 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 Alltowne family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Alltownes were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Alexander, Anthony, James and Richard Alton all arrived in Philadelphia between 1850 and 1860.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.