Origin of the Name Mallory
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Mallory
include Malory, Mallary, Mallery, Malorie, Mallorie, Mallorey and many others. Over the centuries names were changed according to how they sounded and were pronounced with the same name often being both spelled and pronounced differently in neighboring towns and cities. This name is usually of English origin and is also among the many surnames that are often used as first names. This name can be of French descent meaning 'ill-fated'. Many French names were introduced into England after the 1066 William the Conqueror invasion. When of German origin the name is from old words meaning 'war counselor'. An early bearer of the name was Thomas Malory (1399-1471), who compiled 'Le Morte d'Arthur', the famous book of French and English Arthurian romances. Benajah Mallory (1764-1853) was an important political figure in Upper Canada in the nineteenth century. From France and Britain the name Mallory spread to the rest of Europe and from there to America, Canada, Australia and the new world beyond.
The Mallory coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Mallory descendants.