Awlgoold is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that is derived from the ancient personal name Algod.
In Old Danish, the name was Algot,
while in Old Swedish, the name was Algut.
Although the variant form Allgood appears to be a complimentary nickname
, the surname Awlgoold is actually patronymic
Early Origins of the Awlgoold family
The surname Awlgoold was first found in the counties of Northumberland
, although not of Boernician
origin as were most of the families in that area. Originally found in the Domesday Book
compiled in 1086 by King William after his conquest of England
in 1066, as Algod, the name gradually changed to Allgood.
Early History of the Awlgoold family
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Awlgoold Spelling Variations
Awlgoold has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Awlgoold have been found, including Allgood, Algod, Algood, Elgood, Ellgod and others.
Early Notables of the Awlgoold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Awlgoold family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Awlgoolds to arrive on North American shores: John Allgood settled in Barbados in 1674; being one of the first settlers in North America. It is believed he later moved to the mainland.
The Awlgoold 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: Age omne bonum
Motto Translation: Do all good.