The ancestors of the name Awligghan date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Awligghan family lived in the place named Allingham, which was in Kent
is a compound name, composed of the Old English elements Alling,
which means holly,
which means homestead.
means holly homestead. CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
Early Origins of the Awligghan family
The surname Awligghan was first found in Kent
where they were Lords of the manor of Allingham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Awligghan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Awligghan research.Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 161 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Awligghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Awligghan Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Awligghan are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Awligghan include: Alingham, Allingham, Hallingham, Allighan and many more.
Early Notables of the Awligghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Awligghan family to Ireland
Some of the Awligghan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 120 words (9 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 Awligghan family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Awligghan or a variant listed above: Walter Alinham who settled in Barbados in 1704. In Newfoundland, James Allingham, from County Donegal
, settled in St. John's in 1834; William Allingham was a fisherman of the Brandy Islands in 1869.