Allysombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

On the western coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands the Allysombe family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the name for the son of "Ellis" or Ellis' son. Conversely, the surname could be is derived from "Alice" as in "the son of Alice." It is likely though that the name was derived from "Ellis" rather than the female personal name. [1]

Early Origins of the Allysombe family

The surname Allysombe was first found in the county of Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they acquired some time before 1300 the territories of their family seat at Loupe. They were descended from Angus Mor MacDonnell, Lord of the Isles, their Gaelic name was MacAllister, and it is difficult through history to distinguish one name from the other.

Important Dates for the Allysombe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allysombe research. Another 42 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1314 are included under the topic Early Allysombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allysombe Spelling Variations

In various documents Allysombe has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Allison, Alison, Alinson, Allinson, McAllister, MacAllister, Ellison and many more.

Early Notables of the Allysombe family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Allysombe family to Ireland

Some of the Allysombe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 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 Allysombe family

Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Allysombe or a variant listed above: William Allison who settled in Pennsylvania in 1764.

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
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