A careful examination of early records reveal that this surname ‘Allison’ originated in Scotland. It is derived from the diminutive and or metronymic Middle English female name of ‘Alise’, ‘Alice’ (in itself from an Old Norman French contracted form of the Germanic name ‘Adalhaidis’ (Adelaide), composed of the elements ‘adal’ meaning noble and ‘haid’ meaning kind, sort). It is also derived from the patronymic Middle English male name of ‘Ellis’, or else from a short form of ‘Allen’ or ‘Alexander’. Variant: Alison. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Allison’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Richard fil Alice’, from Oxford, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a … Coat of arms: Argent, on a fesse azure,…
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