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Where did the English Aschim family come from? What is the English Aschim family crest and coat of arms? When did the Aschim family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Aschim family history?The name Aschim is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in parishes called Askham, or Ascham, in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, and Westmorland (now part of Cumbria).
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Aschim family name include Askham, Askheam, Ascham, Askum, Askam and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aschim research. Another 431 words(31 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1313, 1379, 1515, 1553, 1650, and 1752 are included under the topic Early Aschim History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 30 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aschim Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Aschim surname or a spelling variation of the name include : W.B. Askam, who sailed to San Francisco in 1850; and Charles, James and Luke Askam who journeyed to Philadelphia in 1854.
The Aschim Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aschim Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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