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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.
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
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alcorn research. Another 286 words (20 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
More information is included under the topic Early Alcorn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the Alcorn 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
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 19th Century
- James Alcorn, who settled in New York State in 1804
- Mr. Alcorn, who landed in America in 1806
- John Alcorn, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
- Joseph Alcorn, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
- Robert Alcorn, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
Alcorn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Wm Alcorn, who arrived in Canada in 1834
Alcorn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Alcorn, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
- 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
- James Lusk Alcorn (1816-1894), Governor of Mississippi and U.S. Senator
- George Edward Alcorn Jr. (b. 1940), American physicist
- Gary Alcorn (1936-2006), American NBA basketball player
- 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
- Albert D. Alcorn, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1926
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- Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
- Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
- The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
- Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
- Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
The Alcorn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alcorn 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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