Alcorn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Alcorn is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Alchorne in the parish of Rotherfield, Sussex.
Early Origins of the Alcorn family
The surname Alcorn was first found in the county of Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Early History of the Alcorn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alcorn research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1476, 1541, 1591, and 1687 are included under the topic Early Alcorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Alcorn Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Alcorn has been spelled many different ways, 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 Alcorn family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Alcorn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In the United States, the name Alcorn is the 3,656th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. 
Migration of the Alcorn family to Ireland
Some of the Alcorn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
| Alcorn migration to the United States ||+|
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Alcorns to arrive in North America:
Alcorn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Alcorn, who landed in Virginia in 1705 
Alcorn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Alcorn, aged 17, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804 
- James Alcorn, who settled in New York State in 1804
- James Alcorn, aged 40, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804 
- Mr. Alcorn, who landed in America in 1806 
- Joseph Alcorn, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811 
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
| Alcorn migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Alcorn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- William Alcorn, who arrived in Canada in 1834
| Alcorn migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Alcorn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Alcorn, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
|Contemporary Notables of the name Alcorn (post 1700) ||+|
- Zachary "Zac" McKensie Alcorn (b. 1980), American NFL football player
- Susan Alcorn (b. 1953), American musician
- John Alcorn (1935-1992), American artist
- Jenifer Lynn Alcorn (b. 1970), American undefeated WIBA, IWBF, and IBA World Champion female professional boxer
- George Edward Alcorn Jr. (b. 1940), American physicist
- Gary Alcorn (1936-2006), American NBA basketball player
- James Lusk Alcorn (1816-1894), prominent American political figure in Mississippi during the 19th century, eponym of Alcorn County, Mississippi and Alcorn State University
- Hugh Meade Alcorn Jr. (1907-1992), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Suffield, 1937-42; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1941-42 
- Hugh Mead Alcorn (1872-1955), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Suffield, 1903-06; Hartford County State's Attorney, 1908-42; Delegate to Republican National Convention 
- Howard Wells Alcorn (1901-1992), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Suffield, 1927-32; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1931-32 
- ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
- "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
- Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html