The name Acclown is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when a family lived in either of two parishes called Aclom in the county of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Acclown family
The surname Acclown was first found in the north Riding of Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Aclam, an ancient village with a Church, a village which dates back to the bronze age. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086 this land was held by the Count of Mortain from the King.
Early History of the Acclown family
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Acclown Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Acclown family name include Aclom, Aclam, Acclom, Acclam, Aclome, Aclame, Acklom, Acklam, Acclame, Acclome, Acklome and many more.
Early Notables of the Acclown family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Acclown family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Acclown surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Andrew Acklam landed in America in 1750.