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Alnwick Early Origins



The surname Alnwick 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.

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Alnwick Spelling Variations


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Alnwick Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Alnwick were recorded, including Alnwick, Alnick, Annick, Annicke, Almwake, Alnwyk and others.

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Alnwick Early History


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Alnwick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alnwick research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1069, 1230, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Alnwick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alnwick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alnwick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alnwick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Alnwick arrived in North America very early:

Alnwick Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edith Alnwick, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from Blaydon, in 1901
  • Margaret Alnwick, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Blaydon, in 1901
  • Martha Alnwick, aged 33, who landed in America from Blaydon, in 1901
  • John J. Alnwick, aged 29, who settled in America from London, England, in 1909

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alnwick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alnwick (post 1700)



  • Benjamin Robert "Ben" Alnwick (b. 1987), English football goalkeeper currently playing for Tottenham Hotspur

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Alnwick Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Alnwick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alnwick Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 January 2014 at 10:42.

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