Colonial Order of the Acorn

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Colonial Order of the Acorn

Motto Ab Initio
(Latin: "From the beginning")
Formation 30 January 1894; inc. 3 Feb. 1894[1]
Purpose/focus "To cherish and perpetuate American traditions and associations, and to promote patriotism and loyalty to our National Institutions."[1]

The Colonial Order of the Acorn is (or was) an American-based hereditary organisation, founded in 1894 and open exclusively to nominated men who are of fraternal descent from a settler who was resident in any of the thirteen North American Colonies (that became the United States of America) prior to the Fourth of July 1776. The order acted as a historical society, collecting and publishing papers on the Colonial period, in addition to encouraging American traditions and loyalty to the nation.

Selected Publications

New York Chapter


  1. 1.0 1.1 Zieber, Eugene, ed. (1895), "Colonial Order of the Acorn", Ancestry: the Objects of the Hereditary Societies And the Military And Naval Orders of the United States, And the Requirements for Membership Therein, Philadelphia: Department of Heraldry, Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., p. 7,;view=1up;seq=19