Awlinghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Awlinghan is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the place named Allingham, which was in Kent. Allingham is a compound name, composed of the Old English elements Alling, which means holly, and ham, which means homestead. Thus, Allingham means holly homestead. [1]

Early Origins of the Awlinghan family

The surname Awlinghan was first found in Kent where they were Lords of the manor of Allingham. [2]

Important Dates for the Awlinghan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Awlinghan research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 161 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Awlinghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Awlinghan Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Awlinghan family name include Alingham, Allingham, Hallingham, Allighan and many more.

Early Notables of the Awlinghan family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Awlinghan family to Ireland

Some of the Awlinghan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 53 words (4 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 Awlinghan family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Awlinghan surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.

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Citations

  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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