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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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bussorah Merchant" in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUSSORAH MERCHANT 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848BussorahMerchant.htm
  • Mary Allwright, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bussorah Merchant" in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUSSORAH MERCHANT 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848BussorahMerchant.htm

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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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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUSSORAH MERCHANT 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848BussorahMerchant.htm

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

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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