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"ALISON, ALLISON. (1) usually explained as a metronymic, 'son of Alice,' but more probably it is 'son of ELLIS,' q.v. Lower (s.v. Alison) says: "It may be remarked that the vulgar pronunciation of Ellis in the south is exactly the same as that of the female personal name Alice." (2) In some few cases Alison and Allison may be forms of Allanson. In 1559 a woman Jonet Alysone was also referred to as Jonet Alanesone (Cupar-Angus, n, p. 177, 271). (3) On the other hand, with reference to Scottish Alison or Allison, Mr. Latin A. Morrison in his The History of the Alison or Allison family in Europe and America, Boston, 1893, says that it is "a fact beyond doubt that Alison comes from Alister or Alexander, and, further, that the Alisons are offshoots of the famous clan of MacAlister" (p. 4), and that the origin of the name is due to two sons of Alexander MacAlister of Loupe who with some of their followers escaped to the parish of Avondale, Lanarkshire, during the war of Independence, and there later their name was changed from MacAlister to Alison (p. 18). He further states that "the names Alison, Allison, Alinson, Allinson, and of Elison, Ellison, Elissen, Ellysen, are found thus spelled in the early history of some branches of the present Allison family. They are interchangeably mixed. The name was often spelled Ellison and Allison when referring to the same individual" (p. 5). This may have been so in some instances, but the claim as a whole is, I think, too sweeping. Patrick Alissone del counte de Berewyk rendered homage, 1296 (RR). Peter Alesoun was a witness in Brechin, 1490 (REB., n, 134), Thomas Alesoun appears in Lochtoun, Scone, 1586 (Scon, p. 232), James Allasone was bailie of Ranfrew, 1688 (RFC., 3. ser. xm, p. 243), and Gabriel Alason was bailie of the burgh of Dumfries, 1693 (Retours, Kirkcudbright, 375). Other early spellings are Alesone 1543, Alesoun 1585, Aliesoune 1616, Aliesone, Allasoune, Allisone, and Elisone 1668, Alizon (in Workman MS.), Allasone 1551, Allasoun 1636, Allasson 1671, Allanson 1551; Aillieson, Alisone, Aleson, Allason, Alleson, Allesoun, Aliesoune, Allsoun. (4) Alison as the forename of a woman began to make its appearance about the beginning of the fifteenth century. Miss Yonge (2. ed., p. 405-406) thinks it is from Aloyse (the feminine form of Provensal Aloys), whose correspondence with Abelard was the theme of so much sentiment, and whose fame, brought to Scotland by Scottish Archers in the French service, was the origin of the numerous Alisons found there. The -n probably represents the diminutive ending. Helise Mackcoulogh appears in 1478 (Sc. Ant., in, p. 105). Elison Dalrymple was spouse of Gavin Fullarton, 1514 (Macfarlane, Gaelic C., n, p. 342), Alison Home was prioress of North Berwick, 1524; Alysone or Helysoune Rouche slew her guidson Alexander Cant, burgess of Edinburgh, 1535 (Diur. Occ., p. 19); Allison Allasoune appears in Glasgow, 1554 (Protocols, i), ana Ellesone Tayis appears in Lanark, 1566 (Mill, Plaus, p. 262); Elison Begbie jilted the poet Robert Burns. See also ELLISON. 0 0 ALLISON. See wider ALISON. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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|William B. Allison||William Boyd Allison (March 2, 1829 ? August 4, 1908) was an early leader of the Iowa Republican Party, who represented northeastern Iowa for four consecutive terms in the U.|
|Jamie Allison||Jamie Allison (born May 13 1975), of Lindsay, Ontario, is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman.|
|Jason Allison||Jason Paul Allison (born May 29, 1975) is a professional ice hockey centre who is currently an unrestricted free agent.|
|Davey Allison||David Carl Allison (born February 25, 1961 in Hollywood, Florida ? died July 13, 1993 in Talladega, Alabama) was a NASCAR race car driver, best known as the driver of the Robert Yates Racing #28Texaco-Havoline Ford.|
|Bobby Allison||Robert Arthur Allison (born December 3, 1937 in Miami, Florida) is a former NASCAR Winston Cup driver and was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers.|
|Dean Allison||Dean Allison (born February 18, 1965 in London, Ontario) is a Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons from the riding of Niagara West?Glanbrook.|
|Clay Allison||Clay Allison (September 2, 1840 ? July 3, 1887) was a gunfighter and well known historic figure of the American Old West.|
|Doug Allison||Douglas L.|
|Abraham K. Allison||Abraham Kurkindolle Allison (December 10, 1810 July 8, 1893) was a Florida businessman and politician.|
|Jerry Allison||Jerry Allison (born Jerry Ivan Allison, August 31 1939, in Hillsboro, Texas) is an American musician, best known for being the drummer for The Crickets.|
|Luther Allison||Luther Allison (August 17, 1939 ? August 12, 1997) was an American blues guitarist.|
|Dorothy Allison||Dorothy Allison (born April 11, 1949) is an American writer, speaker, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers.|
|Joe Allison||Joe Marion Allison (October 3, 1924 ? August 2, 2002) was an American Hall of Fame songwriter, a radio and television personality, a record producer, and a country music business executive.|
|Graham T. Allison||Graham Tillett Allison, Jr.|
|Donnie Allison||Dunkiny "Donnie" Allison (born September 7, 1939 in Miami, Florida) is a former driver on the NASCAR Grand National/Winston Cup circuit, who won ten times during his racing career, which spanned the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s.|
|Young E. Allison||Young Ewing Allison (1853 ? 1932) was an American writer and newspaper editor.|
|C. FitzSimons Allison||Christopher FitzSimons Allison (born March 5 1927), is a retired Episcopal bishop and an author, known for his participation in the controversial consecration in 2000, in Singapore, of two bishops opposed to the blessing of same-sex unions by the Episcopal Church USA.|
|Malcolm Allison||Malcolm Alexander Allison (born 5 September 1927 in Dartford) is an English former football player and manager.|
|Fran Allison||Fran Allison (November 20, 1907 ? June 13, 1989) was an American television and radio comedian and singer.|
|Drummond Allison||(John) Drummond Allison (1921 ? 2 December 1943) was an English war poet of World War II.|
|Dot Allison||Dot Allison (born Dorothy Elliot Allison, 17 August 1969, Edinburgh) is a Scottish singer and songwriter who has made significant inroads in electronic music circles, most notably as a result of her tenure fronting the band One Dove in the early 1990s.|
|Wayne Allison||Wayne Anthony Allison (born 16 October 1968 in Huddersfield) is an English former footballer and coach.|
|Wilmer Allison||Wilmer Lawson Allison, Jr.|
|Ben Allison||Ben Allison (c.|
|Julia Allison||Julia Allison (born February 28, 1981) is an American journalist, television commentator, and co-creator of lifecasting portal NonSociety.|
|John Allison||John Allison (August 5, 1812 ? March 23, 1878) was an American politician, most notably serving in the U.|
|May Allison||May Allison (June 14, 1890 ? March 27, 1989) was an American stage and film actress whose greatest success was achieved in the early part of the 20th century in the medium of silent film.|
|Brett Allison||Brett Allison (born 26 May 1968) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the North Melbourne Football Club and the Sydney Swans in the AFL.|
|Ray Allison||Ray Allison (born March 4, 1959 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played 7 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers and Philadelphia Flyers.|
|Brooke Allison||Brooke Adams (born September 26 1986) is an pop singer from Fort Worth, Texas who had a minor hit in 2001 with "The Kiss-Off (Goodbye)".|
|Dave Allison||Dave Allison (born April 14, 1959 in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada) is a former career minor league professional ice hockey defenceman and former head coach of the Iowa Stars ice hockey team of the American Hockey League (AHL).|
|Matt Allison||Matt Allison is a record producer from Chicago, Illinois.|
|Richard Allison||Richard Allison (1757 ? March 22, 1816) was Physician General of the U.|
|May Allison||May Allison (born October 29, 1964 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former long-distance runner from Canada.|
|Glenn Allison||Glenn Richard Allison (born May 22, 1930) is an American professional ten-pin bowler and a charter member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA).|
|Aundrae Allison||Aundrae Akeem Allison (born June 25, 1984 in) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League.|
|Mike Allison||Mike Allison (born March 28, 1961 in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward, and the brother of Dave Allison.|
|John Fall Allison||John Fall Allison (1825?1897) was a pioneer settler, Justice of the Peace, and Gold Commissioner in the Similkameen Country of the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada.|
|Ian Allison||Ian Alistar Allison (July 26, 1909 ? August 4, 1990) was a Canadian basketball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.|
|Tommy Allison||Tommy Allison (1875 in Edinburgh ? 4 March 1961) was a Scottish footballer who played for Reading and West Ham United.|
|David Allison||David B.|
|Brian Allison||Brian Allison (born June 23, 1988 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish football defender who currently plays for Falkirk.|
|James A. Allison||James Ashbury Allison (11 August 1872 ? 1928), born in Marcellus, Michigan, was an American entrepreneur and businessman.|
|Jeff Allison||Jeffrey Allison (born November 7, 1984) is currently a Minor League Baseball starting pitcher in the Florida Marlins farm system.|