The name Elcyke has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally derived from the pet form of the name Allicock.
Early Origins of the Elcyke family
The surname Elcyke 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 Elcyke family
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Elcyke Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Elcyke include Alcoc, Alecock, Alecocke, Allcock, Allcoke, Allcok, Allcoe and many more.
Early Notables of the Elcyke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Elcyke family to Ireland
Some of the Elcyke family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Elcyke family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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 Elcyke 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