Allyncomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Allyncomb as a surname were the Strathclyde-Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Roxburghshire (Borders) at Ancrum, a small village which had earlier been called Alncromb, which literally meant "a bend in the river Ale."
Early Origins of the Allyncomb family
The surname Allyncomb was first found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat in the lands of Ancrum from about the 11th century.
Early History of the Allyncomb family
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Allyncomb Spelling Variations
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Allyncomb has been spelled Ancram, Ancrum, Ancrumb, Anckrum, Ancromb, Allyncrum, Alncrum, Alyncrome, Allyncom and many more.
Early Notables of the Allyncomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allyncomb family
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them: William Ancrum who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766.
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