Allyson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Allyson comes from the pet-name "Alice" as in "the son of Alice." One source claims that name was in fact, Norman having derived from "Bernard de Alençon who held several lordships from Hervey de Bourges, Suffolk, belonged to the family of the Counts of Alençon, descended from Ivo or Belesme, c. 940. "  The phonetic resemblance of the name Alençon and the name Allyson is apparent, but no other sources confirmed this ancient heritage. Of note was Alisoun (Alison) who appears in Chaucer's "Miller's Tale" c. 1386, as John's younger wife. 
Early Origins of the Allyson family
The surname Allyson was first found in various counties and shires throughout Britain. Some of the earliest listing include those listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Richard filius Alice in Oxfordshire; Nicholas filius Alicie in Cambridgeshire; and Isabel filius Alice in Oxfordshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls list Johannes Alysson in 1379. 
Early History of the Allyson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allyson research. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1617, 1618, 1618, 1510, 1600, 1536, 1332, 1455, 1487, 1560, 1610, 1697, 1697, 1698, 1698 and are included under the topic Early Allyson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Allyson 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 Allyson were recorded, including Allyson, Allison, Allisson, Allysson, Alesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Allyson family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Richard Allison (ca. 1560-1610), an English composer, best known for his de la Tromba, a broken consort piece.
Thomas Allison ( fl. 1697), was an Arctic voyager, "of whose personal history we have no record beyond what is to be gleaned from a journal of one of his voyages afterwards published. While in command of the ship Ann, of Yarmouth, of 260 tons, in the service of the Russia Company, he left Archangel in the White Sea on his homeward voyage, on 8 Oct. 1697. After beating about for seventeen days off the coasts of Russia. It...
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Migration of the Allyson family to Ireland
Some of the Allyson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Allyson migration to the United States +
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 Allyson family emigrate to North America:
Allyson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Sarah Allyson who settled in Virginia in 1656
- George Allyson who settled in Virginia in 1662
Contemporary Notables of the name Allyson (post 1700) +
- June Allyson, Golden Globe-winning American film and television actress, popular in the 1940s and 1950s
- Karrin Allyson, Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist for Concord Records
- Allyson Braithwaite "Ally" Condie, American writer of young-adult fiction, her first book, Matched, was a New York Times Best Seller
- Allyson Felix (b. 1985), American Olympic track and field athlete who won four gold and two silver at the 2004, 2008, and 2012 games
- Allyson Story, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2008 
- Allyson Bell, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from District of Columbia, 2008 
Related Stories +
- ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html