Alcorn Family History

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Alcorn Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: predominantly Scottish form of the English habitational name Allcorn. It was established in Scotland by the mid 15th century, and was sometimes altered by folk etymology to Auldcorn.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Allcorn, Alborn, Corn, Aucoin, Alford, Allen, Dalton, Alton, Mccoin

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Alcorn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Alcorn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Alcorn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Alcorn Family Origin

Where is the Alcorn family from?

Alcorn Family Occupations

What did your Alcorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Alcorn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Alcorn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Alcorn family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alcorn.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Alcorn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Alcorn Historical Records

What Alcorn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Alcorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alcorn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Alcorn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Alcorn. For the veterans among your Alcorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alcorn Life Expectancy

What is the average Alcorn lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Alcorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Alcorn in 1947 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alcorn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alcorn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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