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Allwright Early Origins



The surname Allwright was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1250 when William Ailright held estates in that shire.

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Allwright Spelling Variations


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Allwright Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Allwright were recorded, including Allright, Allwright, Alwright, Alright, Elright, Oldright, Eldwright, Oldrite, Oldwright, Elwright and many more.

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Allwright Early History


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Allwright Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allwright research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Allwright History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Allwright Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Allwright Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Allwright family emigrate to North America:

Allwright Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Allwright, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1757

Allwright Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Allwright, aged 20, who landed in America from Reading, in 1892
  • Jos. Allwright, who emigrated to America, in 1892
  • Jos. Allwright, aged 24, who landed in America from Reading, in 1892
  • Wm. Allwright, aged 26, who settled in America from Reading, in 1892
  • Joseph A. Allwright, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Reading, in 1899

Allwright Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sarah Allwright, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1903
  • Eugene Allwright, aged 49, who settled in America from London, in 1906
  • Rose Allwright, aged 23, who landed in America from London, in 1906
  • Rosa Allwright, aged 23, who settled in America from Tunbridge Wells, England, in 1907
  • Rosa Allwright, aged 20, who landed in America from Dremley, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Allwright Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Allwright arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bussorah Merchant" in 1848
  • Mary Allwright arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bussorah Merchant" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Allwright (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Allwright (post 1700)



  • Thomas Allwright Dibbs (1832-1923), Australian banker
  • Harry Allwright (1836-1892), English-born, Member of Parliament in Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Graeme Allwright (b. 1926), New Zealand singer-songwriter
  • Matthew "Matt" Allwright (b. 1970), British television presenter and journalist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Allwright Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Allwright Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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