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The name Alchorne is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the village of Alchorne in the parish of Rotherfield, Sussex.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Alchorne were recorded, including Alcorn, Alcorne, Aldcorn, Aldcorne, Allcorn, Allcorne, Alchorn, Alchorne, Auldcorn, Auldcorne, Elcorn, Elcorne, Elchorne, Euldcorn, Euldchorne, Haldcorn, Halcorn and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alchorne research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1476, 1541, 1591, and 1687 are included under the topic Early Alchorne History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Alchorne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Alchorne 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.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Alchorne family emigrate to North America: John Alchorn, a child apprentice sent to Barbados in 1750; James Alcorn, who settled in New York State in 1804; and Michael Alchorn, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1811..
The Alchorne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alchorne 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.
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