Allcorn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the name Allcorn date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Allcorn family lived in the village of Alchorne in the parish of Rotherfield, Sussex.
Early Origins of the Allcorn family
The surname Allcorn was first found in the county of Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Early History of the Allcorn family
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Allcorn Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Allcorn are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Allcorn 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 Allcorn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allcorn family to Ireland
Some of the Allcorn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Allcorn family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Allcorn or a variant listed above: John Alchorn, a child apprentice sent to Barbados in 1750; James Alcorn, who settled in New York State in 1804; and Michael Alchorn, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1811..