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.
Early Origins of the Alchorne family
The surname Alchorne was first found in the county of Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Alchorne family
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Alchorne Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Alchorne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alchorne family to Ireland
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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Alchorne family to the New World and Oceana
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..