Awlysomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Awlysomb family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name Awlysomb is derived from the name for the son of "Ellis" or Ellis' son. Conversely, the surname could be is derived from "Alice" as in "the son of Alice." It is likely though that the name was derived from "Ellis" rather than the female personal name. [1]

Early Origins of the Awlysomb family

The surname Awlysomb was first found in the county of Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they acquired some time before 1300 the territories of their family seat at Loupe. They were descended from Angus Mor MacDonnell, Lord of the Isles, their Gaelic name was MacAllister, and it is difficult through history to distinguish one name from the other.

Important Dates for the Awlysomb family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Awlysomb research. Another 42 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1314 are included under the topic Early Awlysomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Awlysomb Spelling Variations

Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Awlysomb has appeared in various documents spelled Allison, Alison, Alinson, Allinson, McAllister, MacAllister, Ellison and many more.

Early Notables of the Awlysomb family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Awlysomb family to Ireland

Some of the Awlysomb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 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 Awlysomb family

Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Awlysomb or a variant listed above: William Allison who settled in Pennsylvania in 1764.

Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
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