This interesting and unusual surname is of Old French and Anglo-Saxon origin and has two possible origins. Firstly, it may be from the English name for someone from Germany, acquired from the Anglo-Norman French "aleman", German, or "alemayne", Germany, from the Late Latin "Alemannus" and "Alemannia", from a Germanic tribal name, perhaps meaning simply "all the men". More common variations are: Allmond, Almondo, Alamond, Alemond, Almonde, Aulmond, Almonda, Alimond, Almondi, Almound.
The surname Almond first appeared in the division of Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from old times. The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Thomas Ailmun, dated 1279, in the “Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire”. It was during the reign of King Edward I, who was known as "The Hammer of the Scots" dated 1272-1307.
Some of the people with the name Almond who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included Awdry Almond who settled in New England in 1635. Awdry Almond, aged 32, who landed in America in 1635. People with the surname Almond who landed in the United States in the 18th century included Thomas Almond, who landed in New York in 1795.
The following century saw much more Almond surnames arrive. Some of the people with the surname Almond who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included William Almond, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827. Some of the people with the surname Almond who arrived in the Canada in the 19th century included Margaret Almond, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757. Some of the individuals with the surname Almond who landed in Australia in the 19th century included Thomas Almond, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Brankenmore" in 1846. Charles Almond, aged 22, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" in 1849. Charles Almond, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington". George Almond, aged 31, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic".