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The rich and ancient history of the Alcott family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the pet form of the name Allicock.

Alcott Early Origins



The surname Alcott 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.

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Alcott Spelling Variations


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Alcott Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Alcott have been found, including Alcoc, Alecock, Alecocke, Allcock, Allcoke, Allcok, Allcoe and many more.

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Alcott Early History


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Alcott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alcott 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 Alcott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alcott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alcott Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alcott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alcott In Ireland


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Alcott In Ireland



Some of the Alcott 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Alcott, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Alcott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Alcott, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Thomas Alcott, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Alice Alcott, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Eliz Alcott, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • John Alcott, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1692

Alcott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah Alcott, who landed in New York in 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alcott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alcott (post 1700)



  • Thomas C. Alcott (1806-1872), American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Burlington County, 1869-71
  • Herbert B. Alcott (b. 1873), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Avon, 1921-22
  • George J. Alcott, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 14th District, 1908
  • A. B. Alcott, American politician, Mayor of Stillwater, Oklahoma, 1952-56
  • Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888), American teacher and transcendentalist
  • Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), American novelist, best known for the novel "Little Women"
  • Chimene "Chemmy" Mary Alcott (b. 1982), British Olympic alpine skier

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Motto


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Motto



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: Vigilate
Motto Translation: Watch


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Alcott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alcott 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 October 2015 at 10:26.

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