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Ailecake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The generations and branches of the Ailecake family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Ailecake comes from the pet form of the name Allicock.

Early Origins of the Ailecake family

The surname Ailecake was first found in Cheshire where they were a family of great antiquity but many of their early records have been lost. They later moved to the south east in Norfolk, Suffolk and the home counties.

Early History of the Ailecake family

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Ailecake Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Ailecake include Alcoc, Alecock, Alecocke, Allcock, Allcoke, Allcok, Allcoe and many more.

Early Notables of the Ailecake family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Ailecake family to Ireland

Some of the Ailecake family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ailecake family to the New World and Oceana

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ailecake or a variant listed above: George Alcock of the "Mayflower" landings in 1620; John Alcock who settled in Maine in the same year; James Alcock, who arrived in Virginia in 1650.

The Ailecake Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vigilate
Motto Translation: Watch

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