Dollison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dollison family

The surname Dollison was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Laughton. The family name is conjecturally descended from a Norman Baron who held a family seat at the Norman town of D'Alancon in Haute-Loire, Normandy.

We look to the Domesday Book of 1086 for the first record of the family in England. There we found Bernard de Alencon listed in Suffolk. Over one hundred years later, John de Alecon was listed at Whitby, Yorkshire in 1189.

In the 13th century, Alexander Dalencun and William Dalizun were both listed in Norfolk. The name is thought to have been the source for names like Allanson and Alison. [1]

Early History of the Dollison family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dollison research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1546, 1603, 1642, 1559, 1534, 1537, 1548 and 1552 are included under the topic Early Dollison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dollison Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dalison, Dallison, Dalyson, Dallinson, Dalinson, Dalisen, Dallisen, Daylison, D'allizon and many more.

Early Notables of the Dollison family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Dalison (died 1559), an English judge, son of William Dalison of Laughton, Lincolnshire, Sheriff and Escheator of the county. He "entered Gray's Inn in 1534, where he...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dollison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dollison family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Dalyson settled in Virginia in 1703; Henry and Thomas Dallison settled in Virginia in 1657; Thomas D'Allizon settled in Virginia in 1714.


Contemporary Notables of the name Dollison (post 1700) +

  • G. W. Dollison, American politician, Representative from Ohio 11th District, 1900
  • Dean L. Dollison, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956, 1964


The Dollison 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: D'accomplir Agincourt
Motto Translation: To accomplish Agincourt


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


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