Oldcorn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Oldcorn comes from the family having resided in the village of Alchorne in the parish of Rotherfield, Sussex.
Early Origins of the Oldcorn family
The surname Oldcorn was first found in the county of Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Early History of the Oldcorn family
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Oldcorn Spelling Variations
Oldcorn has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Alcorn, Alcorne, Aldcorn, Aldcorne, Allcorn, Allcorne, Alchorn, Alchorne, Auldcorn, Auldcorne, Elcorn, Elcorne, Elchorne, Euldcorn, Euldchorne, Haldcorn, Halcorn and many more.
Early Notables of the Oldcorn family
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Migration of the Oldcorn family to Ireland
Some of the Oldcorn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Oldcorn family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Oldcorns to arrive on North American shores: John Alchorn, a child apprentice sent to Barbados in 1750; James Alcorn, who settled in New York State in 1804; and Michael Alchorn, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1811..