Allardice Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Allardice Origin:


Origins of Allardice:

The records of the Allardice family reach back into Scottish history to an old tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Allardice family resided in the old barony of Allardice, in the church of Arbuthnott in Kincardineshire. This place name acquired from the Gaelic words all which means “cliff” and deas which means “southern.” When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became regulated. Before that time, authors spelt according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they written. Allardice has written Allardice, Allardyce, Allardes, Allardise, Allardyse, Allerdash, Allerdes, Allyrdes, Allirdasse, Alerdes, Alerdyce, Alerdice, Alderdice, Alderdyce, Alderdise and much more.


More common variations are: Alardice, Allardyce, Allerdice, Allordice, Alardyce, Alerdice, Allardes, Allerdyce, Allerdies, Allards.


The surname Allardice first appeared in Kincardineshire (Gaelic: A’ Mhaoirne), an earlier district on the northeast coast of the Grampian region of Scotland, and part of the Aberdeenshire Cabinet Area since 1996, in a barony of the name Allardice, in the church of Arbuthnot, about 1 mile north-west of Inverbervie, where the Allardice Castle (also spelled Allardyce), the sixteenth-century estate house still stands today.


Many of the people with surname Allardice had moved to Ireland during the 17th century.

United States of America:

Individuals with the surname Allardice landed in the United States in the 18th century. Some of the people with the name Allardice who arrived in the United States in the 18th century included John Allardice, who landed at John Allardice, who landed in Charles Town South Carolina in 1768.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Allardice: South Africa 329; Australia 275; England 274; United States 264; Scotland 243; New Zealand 92; Canada 55; -long Kong 47; United Arab Emirates 31; Zimbabwe 5.

Notable People:

James B. Allardice (March 1919, Canton, Ohio — February 1966) was a famous American television comedy author of the 1950s and 1960s. During World War II, he served in the US Army where he wrote the play At War with the Army. Following the war, Allardice joined Yale University where his play was later on Broadway in 1949 and filmed in the same year with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Allardice is best known for his collaborations with writing partner Tom Adair on some highly successful American 1960s TV sitcoms including The Munsters, F Troop, My Three Sons, Gomer Pyle, USMC and Hogan’s Heroes.

Robert Barclay Allardice of Ury (August 1779, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire –May 1854), generally known as Captain Barclay, was a notable Scottish walker of the early 19th century, known as the celebrated Walker. His most famous feat was the walking of 1000 miles in 1000 hours for 1000 guineas in 1809. He was considered the father of the 19th-century sport of pedestrianism, a forebear to racewalking. He should not be confused with his father, who had thought the name Robert Barclay Allardice, who undertook the first redevelopment of the town of Stonehaven.

Robert Edgar Allardice FRSE (1862-1928) was a Scottish mathematician.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (of that Ilk). Motto—In the defence of the distressed. Ar. a fesse wavy gu. betw. three boars’ heads erased sa. Crest—A naked man from the middle holding in the dexter hand a scimetar all ppr.
2) (Duninnald, co. Forfar). Motto—Bene qui pacifice. The same Arms within a bordure of the second. Crest—An ear of wheat and branch of palm in saltire ppr.

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