Early Origins of the Alkield family
The surname Alkield was first found in Cumberland
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Alkield family
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Alkield Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Alkield include Salkeld, Salked, Salkeed, Salkelds and others.
Early Notables of the Alkield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alkield family to Ireland
Some of the Alkield family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Alkield family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Alkield or a variant listed above: Fred and George Salked arrived in New Orleans in 1820; Thomas Salkeld settled in Virginia in 1728.