Anckrombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Among the all the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Anckrombe were the Strathclyde-Britons. It was a name for 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 Anckrombe family
The surname Anckrombe 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 Anckrombe family
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Anckrombe Spelling Variations
The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Anckrombe has appeared as Ancram, Ancrum, Ancrumb, Anckrum, Ancromb, Allyncrum, Alncrum, Alyncrome, Allyncom and many more.
Early Notables of the Anckrombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Anckrombe family
As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: William Ancrum who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1766.
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