Almond History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origins of the name Almond are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Old English personal name Æthelmund. This name is composed of two elements: Æthel, which means noble, and mund, which means protection. However, the surname Almond may also derive from the Old French word aleman, which means German.

Early Origins of the Almond family

The surname Almond was first found in the counties of Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Almond family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Almond research. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 180 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Almond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Almond Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Almond has been spelled many different ways, including Almond, Almonde, Almont, Almon and others.

Early Notables of the Almond family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Almond family to Ireland

Some of the Almond family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Almond migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Almonds to arrive in North America:

Almond Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Awdry Almond who settled in New England in 1635
  • Awdry Almond, aged 32, who landed in America in 1635 [1]
  • William Almond, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]
  • William Almond, aged 34, who landed in America in 1635 [1]
  • Samuell Almond, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Almond Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Almond, who landed in New York in 1795 [1]
Almond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Almond, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827

Almond migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Almond Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Margereta Almond, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

Almond migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Almond Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Almond, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Brankenmore" in 1846 [2]
  • Charles Almond, aged 22, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" in 1849 [3]
  • Charles Almond, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" [3]
  • George Almond, aged 31, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"

Almond migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Almond Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Sarah Almond, (b. 1844), aged 17, English domestic servant, from Middlesex travelling from London aboard the ship "Sebastopol" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th December 1861 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Almond (post 1700)

  • Steve Almond (b. 1966), American short story writer and essayist
  • Lincoln Carter Almond (b. 1936), American attorney, politician and member of the Republican Party
  • Gabriel A. Almond (1911-2002), American political scientist
  • Morris Almond (b. 1985), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Lieutenant General Edward Mallory Almond (1892-1979), American officer best known as the commander of the United States Army X Corps during the Korean War [5]
  • William "Willie" Almond (b. 1868), English footballer
  • Louis James Almond (b. 1992), English professional footballer
  • John "Jack" Almond (b. 1876), English football forward
  • John Almond (b. 1915), English footballer
  • Marc Almond (b. 1957), popular English singer, songwriter
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Almond family

HMS Dorsetshire
  • John Almond (d. 1945), British Electrical Artificer 4th Class aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [6]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Frederick Almond (b. 1907), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Altringham, Cheshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [7]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. John Almond, English First Waiter from Blackburn, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [8]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRANKENMORE 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Brankenmoor.gif
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SAMUEL BODDINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SamuelBoddington.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Edward Almond. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Edward Almond. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Almond
  6. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  7. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  8. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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