The name Almont has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally derived from the Old English personal name Æthelmund.
This name is composed of two elements: Æthel,
which means noble,
which means protection.
However, the surname Almont may also derive from the Old French word aleman,
which means German.
Early Origins of the Almont family
The surname Almont was first found in the counties of Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Almont family
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Almont Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Almont include Almond, Almonde, Almont, Almon and others.
Early Notables of the Almont family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Almont family to Ireland
Some of the Almont family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 69 words (5 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 Almont family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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.