Allchin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Allchin first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the village of Alchorne in the parish of Rotherfield, Sussex.

Early Origins of the Allchin family

The surname Allchin was first found in the county of Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Important Dates for the Allchin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Allchin research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1476, 1541, 1591, and 1687 are included under the topic Early Allchin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Allchin Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Allchin has appeared include Alcorn, Alcorne, Aldcorn, Aldcorne, Allcorn, Allcorne, Alchorn, Alchorne, Auldcorn, Auldcorne, Elcorn, Elcorne, Elchorne, Euldcorn, Euldchorne, Haldcorn, Halcorn and many more.

Early Notables of the Allchin family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Allchin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Allchin family to Ireland

Some of the Allchin 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.

Allchin migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Allchin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Allchin, English convict from Maidstone, Kent, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]
  • Ebenezer Allchin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849 [2]

Allchin migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Allchin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Eliza Allchin, (b. 1823), aged 30, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Egmont" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 23rd December 1853 [3]
  • Mr. Henry Allchin, (b. 1823), aged 30, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Egmont" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 23rd December 1853 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Allchin (post 1700)

  • James "Jim" Edward Allchin (b. 1951), American blues rock guitarist/singer, philanthropist, and a former Microsoft executive, best known for building Microsoft's server business
  • Bridget Allchin (b. 1927), English archaeologist who specializes in South Asian archaeology, widow of Frank Allchin
  • Frank Raymond Allchin FBA (1923-2010), English archaeologist who specialized in South Asian archaeology

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Citations

  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Aden from London via Plymouth Adealide Arriving September 12th 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AdenRegister.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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