The name Acclionby reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Acclionby family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Acclionby family lived in Cumberland.
Early Origins of the Acclionby family
The surname Acclionby was first found in Cumberland
where they were Lords of the Manor of Aglionby from very ancient times. They were descended from Ranulph, Earl of Carlisle, Lord of Cumberland
and Carlisle, who exchanged the earldom of Chester for that of Carlisle. The Earls of Chester were previously viscounts of Bessin in the department of Calvados in Normandy
. The first in Cumberland
about 1150 was Walter de Aguilon.
The township of Linstock in Cumberland was home to the family in later years. "A little north-eastward of Linstock is Drawdykes Castle, originally erected with the materials of the Roman wall, which crossed its site, and partially rebuilt in the seventeenth century, by John Aglionby, Esq., recorder of Carlisle, who placed on the battlements three Roman stone busts, which yet remain: this ancient seat is now a farmhouse." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Acclionby family
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Acclionby Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Acclionby include Aglionby, Agglionby, Acclionby, Aclionby and others.
Early Notables of the Acclionby family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Edward Aglionby (1520-ca. 1587), English poet, educated at Eton, and elected to King's College, Cambridge, 1536, Justice of the Peace in Warwickshire
, and wrote a genealogy of Queen Elizabeth; and John Aglionby (died... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Acclionby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Acclionby family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Acclionbys to arrive on North American shores: Will Aglionby settled in Georgia, no date was recorded.