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The present generation of the Alspach family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Alsopenledale, a chapelry in the parish of Ashbourne, in the county of Derbyshire.

Alspach Early Origins



The surname Alspach was first found in the county of Derbyshire in the midland of England where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Their name was recorded in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a census taken by King William in 1086. At this time the name was spelt Elleshope. In 1175 Gamel Allsopp was recorded as having estates in or about the village of Alsop, in Derbyshire.

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Alspach Spelling Variations


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Alspach Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Alspach include Allsopp, Allsop, Alsopp, Alsop, Elleshope and others.

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Alspach Early History


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Alspach Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alspach research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1630 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Alspach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alspach Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alspach Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alspach Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Alspach were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Alspach Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Alspach, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Georg Heinrich Alspach, aged 17, landed in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Johann David Alspach, aged 28, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Johannes Alspach, aged 15, landed in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Anna Barbara Alspach, aged 26, landed in Pennsylvania in 1763

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alspach (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alspach (post 1700)



  • Alfred Charles Alspach Sr. (1912-2002), American co-founder of the Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster in June 1939
  • Dr. Daniel Alspach, American businessman who founded Orincon Corporation, now named Lockheed Martin Orincon in 1973

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Festina lente
Motto Translation: Be quick without impetuosity.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Alspach Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alspach Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 19 February 2016 at 14:05.

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