The origins of the Alonby name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived 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,
The second part of the settlement's name was the Old English word by,
which means farm
Early Origins of the Alonby family
The surname Alonby was first found in Cumberland
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Alonby family
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Alonby 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 Alonby were recorded, including Allenby, Allanby, Allenbie, Allanbie, Allonby, Allemby, Allamby, Aleynby, Alomby, Alanby and many more.
Early Notables of the Alonby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alonby family to the New World and Oceana
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 Alonby family emigrate to North America: William Allenby, who sailed to Virginia in 1648; and Frederick Allenby, who was recorded in Waterloo County, Ontario in 1877.