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The Alcock name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Alcock is derived from the pet form of the name Allicock.
The surname Alcock 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.
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 Alcock were recorded, including Alcoc, Alecock, Alecocke, Allcock, Allcoke, Allcok, Allcoe and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alcock research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1449, 1399, 1486, 1430, 1500, 1461, 1472, 1473, 1500 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Alcock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alcock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Alcock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Alcock family emigrate to North America:
Alcock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Alcock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Alcock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Alcock Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Alcock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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 Translation: Watch
The Alcock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alcock 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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