Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the village of Alchorne in the parish of Rotherfield, Sussex.
Early Origins of the Acorn family
Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Early History of the Acorn family
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Acorn 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 Acorn family name include Alcorn, Alcorne, Aldcorn, Aldcorne, Allcorn, Allcorne, Alchorn, Alchorne, Auldcorn, Auldcorne, Elcorn, Elcorne, Elchorne, Euldcorn, Euldchorne, Haldcorn, Halcorn and many more.
Early Notables of the Acorn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Acorn family to Ireland
Some of the Acorn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Acorn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Acorn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Acorn (post 1700)
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