Almonde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The rich and ancient history of the Almonde family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes 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 Almonde may also derive from the Old French word aleman, which means German.
Early Origins of the Almonde family
The surname Almonde was first found in the counties of Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Almonde family
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Almonde Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Almonde have been found, including Almond, Almonde, Almont, Almon and others.
Early Notables of the Almonde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Almonde family to Ireland
Some of the Almonde 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.
Migration of the Almonde family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Almonde, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Awdry Almond who settled in New England in 1635; Joseph Almond settled in Virginia in 1670; Susan Almond settled in Jamaica in 1661; William Almond settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827.
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