Early Origins of the Alnick family
The surname Alnick was first found in Northumberland
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 11th century when they held estates in the county.
Early History of the Alnick family
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Alnick Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Alnwick, Alnick, Annick, Annicke, Almwake, Alnwyk and others.
Early Notables of the Alnick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Alnick family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Alnick name or one of its variants: Amick, aged 58, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1904; Adele Amick, aged 42, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Paris, France, in 1910; J. W. Amick, aged 46, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1904.