The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Aldcott came from the pet form of the name Allicock.
Early Origins of the Aldcott family
The surname Aldcott 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
and the home counties.
Early History of the Aldcott family
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Aldcott Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Aldcott family name include Alcoc, Alecock, Alecocke, Allcock, Allcoke, Allcok, Allcoe and many more.
Early Notables of the Aldcott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aldcott family to Ireland
Some of the Aldcott 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.
Migration of the Aldcott family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Aldcott surname or a spelling variation of the name include: George Alcock of the "Mayflower" landings in 1620; John Alcock who settled in Maine in the same year; James Alcock, who arrived in Virginia in 1650.
The Aldcott 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 Translation: Watch