Anglo-Saxon name Alnaby come from when the family resided in the Cumberland village of Allonby, which was also known as Ellonby. The first part of this settlement's name was originally derived from the Anglo-Norman word aguillon, meaning goad or spur. The second part of the settlement's name was the Old English word by, which means farm or settlement.
Early Origins of the Alnaby family
Cumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Alnaby family
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Alnaby Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Alnaby has been recorded under many different variations, including Allenby, Allanby, Allenbie, Allanbie, Allonby, Allemby, Allamby, Aleynby, Alomby, Alanby and many more.
Early Notables of the Alnaby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alnaby family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Alnaby or a variant listed above: William Allenby, who sailed to Virginia in 1648; and Frederick Allenby, who was recorded in Waterloo County, Ontario in 1877.
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