Almond


Almond
This interesting and unusual surname is of Old French and Anglo-Saxon origin, and has two possible sources. Firstly, it may be from the English name for someone from Germany, derived from the Anglo-Norman French "aleman", German, or "alemayne", Germany, from the Late Latin "Alemannus" and "Alemannia", from a Germanic tribal name, probably meaning simply "all the men". In some cases the reference may have been to the Norman region of Allemagne, to the south of Caen, which was probably so named from Germanic settlers there. The second source is from the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Athelmund", composed of the elements "athel", noble, and "mund", protection. There is no evidence of any connection with the almond nut or tree. The personal name was first recorded as "Almund" and "Ailmundus" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and the surname was first recorded in the late 13th Century (see below). William and Awdry (as written) Almond were some of the earliest settlers in the New World, leaving London on the "Abigall" in June 1635, bound for New England. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas Ailmun, which was dated 1279, in the "Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Almond — (englisch für „Mandel“) ist der Familienname von: Darren Almond (* 1971), Künstler David Almond (* 1951), britischer Schriftsteller Gabriel Almond (1911–2002), US amerikanischer Politologe James Lindsay Almond (1898–1986), US amerikanischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ALMOND — (Heb. שָׁקֵד), one of the choice fruits of the land sent by Jacob to the ruler of Egypt (Gen 43:11). The tree blooms in Israel in January or February, while other fruit trees are still bare. Moreover, the almond blossoms before it is covered with …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Almond — Alm ond ([aum] m[u^]nd), n. [OE. almande, almaunde, alemaunde, F. amande, L. amygdala, fr. Gr. amygda lh: cf. Sp. almendra. Cf. {Amygdalate}.] 1. The fruit of the almond tree. [1913 Webster] Note: The different kinds, as bitter, sweet, thin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Almond — Almond, NY U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 461 Housing Units (2000): 214 Land area (2000): 0.564729 sq. miles (1.462641 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.564729 sq. miles (1.462641 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • almond — [ä′mənd; ] also [ am′ənd & al′mənd, ôl′mənd] n. [ME almande < OFr alemande, amande < ML amandola < L amygdala < Gr amygdalē] 1. a) the edible, nutlike kernel of the small, dry, peachlike fruit of a prunus tree (Prunus amygdalus) that… …   English World dictionary

  • Almond, NY — U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 461 Housing Units (2000): 214 Land area (2000): 0.564729 sq. miles (1.462641 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.564729 sq. miles (1.462641 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Almond, WI — U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 459 Housing Units (2000): 199 Land area (2000): 1.031006 sq. miles (2.670294 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.031006 sq. miles (2.670294 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • almond — (n.) c.1300, from O.Fr. almande, amande, from V.L. *amendla, *amandula, from L. amygdala (pl.), from Gk. amygdalos an almond tree, of unknown origin, perhaps a Semitic word. Altered in Medieval Latin by influence of amandus loveable, and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Almond — (Теплице,Чехия) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Stará Duchcovská 28, Теплице, 4150 …   Каталог отелей

  • almond — ► NOUN ▪ the oval edible nut like kernel of the almond tree. ORIGIN Old French alemande, from Greek amugdal …   English terms dictionary

  • Almond — For other uses, see Almond (disambiguation). Almond Almond tree with ripening fruit. Majorca, Spain. Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia


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