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The name Acorn is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the village of Alchorne in the parish of Rotherfield, Sussex.

Acorn Early Origins



The surname Acorn was first found in the county of Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Acorn Spelling Variations


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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.

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Acorn Early History


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Acorn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Acorn research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1476, 1541, 1591, and 1687 are included under the topic Early Acorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Acorn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Acorn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Acorn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Acorn In Ireland


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Acorn In Ireland



Some of the Acorn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Acorn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Acorn "Eichorn" U.E., United Empire Loyalist who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Acorn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Acorn (post 1700)



  • Milton James Rhode Acorn (1923-1986), Canadian poet, writer, and playwright from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, nicknamed "The People's Poet," recipient of the Governor General's Award in 1976

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Acorn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Acorn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 January 2015 at 09:52.

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