The age-old Scottish surname Alncrom was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people. The Alncrom family 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 Alncrom family
The surname Alncrom 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 Alncrom family
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Alncrom Spelling Variations
In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. Alncrom has been spelled Ancram, Ancrum, Ancrumb, Anckrum, Ancromb, Allyncrum, Alncrum, Alyncrome, Allyncom and many more.
Early Notables of the Alncrom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alncrom family to the New World and Oceana
Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence
caused those who remained loyal to England
to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan
societies. Among them: William Ancrum who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766.