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 Alncroomb family
Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat in the lands of Ancrum from about the 11th century.
Early History of the Alncroomb family
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Alncroomb Spelling Variations
spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Alncroomb has been spelled Ancram, Ancrum, Ancrumb, Anckrum, Ancromb, Allyncrum, Alncrum, Alyncrome, Allyncom and many more.
Early Notables of the Alncroomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alncroomb family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were: William Ancrum who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766.
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