The name Elcach is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the pet form of the name Allicock.
Early Origins of the Elcach family
The surname Elcach was first found in Cheshire
where they were a family of great antiquity but many of their early records have been lost. They later moved to the south east in Norfolk
and the home counties.
Early History of the Elcach family
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Elcach Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Elcach has undergone many spelling variations
, including Alcoc, Alecock, Alecocke, Allcock, Allcoke, Allcok, Allcoe and many more.
Early Notables of the Elcach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elcach family to Ireland
Some of the Elcach family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Elcach family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Elcach were among those contributors: George Alcock of the "Mayflower" landings in 1620; John Alcock who settled in Maine in the same year; James Alcock, who arrived in Virginia in 1650.
The Elcach Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: Watch