Though most of this work by writer is felt on it’s basis that the name Alan came from the Alan people is incorrect, does not mean that the Alan people had not influence my DNA. This writing is a stab at thing to see what may show. MSE 4/1/2015
Could be previous to the making of Alan Elfwald, give a son name Alan of a father named Elfwald, like it is fairly standard among Scandinavians to take the father’s name as a surname the name then becomes Alan Elfwald;
Though there may be some Norman influence on the name becoming Allen from the people of Scandinavia Alan in England. It is felt the name in Scotland originated as Alan in England and stayed Alan in Scotland, though there likely was another introduction of the name Allen in England which the English Alan adopted, this is felt what happened to Ellot it accepted the English Elliot name.
The name Alanus Elfwold existed, in 1248 Bec, Northfolk, East Anglia, a combination of two personal names Alan and Elfwald, where Alan is also used as a surname.
The name Alan migrates to Scotland, but in England Alan becomes the name Alan.
Alan is the father of a Robert Elwald of Rimington, Lancashire ca 1305.
Alani/Alan is found as a surname in Liddesdale in 1376;
It is felt that the Alan family in the very north was part of border displacement during The Union of the Crowns ca 1610.
Hope this may help the Alan/Allen families.
M Elliott 2/20/2015
Alan (Alani)/Alanus of Alanus Elfwald is felt to be an old personal name in which Alan the son of Elfwald became Alan Elfwald.
Alan Elfwald is found in Bec, Norfolk, East Anglia in 1248, and Robert Elwald of Rimington, Lancashire is found to be the son of Alan, he has a pledge of the Anglo town of Jarrow.
In 1376 the name Alani is used as a surname in the Liddesdale region.
In Scandinavian naming convention the surname is mainly taken from the personal name of the father, and at the time this Elfwald/Elwald line started it seem that Alan/Alani was and important family name.
It is felt that some people, like Christian, Scot, Elwald, Fairbairn, and Alani may have their names of given groups. Know someone named Willard Zuni, which is Zuni, of a indigenous American Nation sometimes referred to as tribe with it’s own language, the surname Alan/Alani, could have came from a people of Alan/Alani, with their own language, much in the same way Willard Zuni obtained his name.
It is felt that the pre-evolved name of the Scandinavian, Ellot/Elliot is Elwald, and in Germany the “l” was likely dropped giving an European surname distribution of;
One can compare it with Alan distribution;
and a migration map of the Alan;
along with my U106 Y-DNA;
As one can see that the Dan Ellot/Elwald U106, share U106 with the Allen family.
Alan/Alani question; are some M269 Y-DNA?
There is not enough information in which I can make the above conclusion, but may be others can utilize information about added to their own to make a more qualified conclusion.
plus the history;
Alan migration seem to travel north of the Black Sea, where M269 Y-DNA which produces U106 seems to travel south of the Black Sea.
?; is there a link between the Anglos and Alans?
The Sceat of King/Saint Ælfwald of Northumbria, one side is the Danish-Celtic oriented stag’s head the other side a Alans’ horse.
Minted in York near end of near end of eighth century.
An Ælfwald is also of East Anglia where the Latin from of the name Alan Elfwald; Alanus Elfwaldus, Bec, Norfolk, East Anglia 1248.
The stag’s head is spiritual to the Anglo, and the horse is spiritual to the Alans, thus maybe the name comes from in Scandinavian naming convention as Alan the son of Elfwald becomes previous to 1248; Alan Elfwald.
Basis of knowledge of the Alans culture now is quite low, and the further which is extrapolated back in time by me into European cultures the greater the errors.
The above is a rough theoretical extrapolation, it would be an honor if one of a greater knowledge basis, could utilize even one concept brought forth. Do not at this time claim any correctness in above, but would be honored if others with cross referencing an a knowledge base can claim correctness in the above research.
Mark S. Elliott 3/5/2015
Matching maps makes me wonder;
U106 M S Elliott matching maps;