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Where did the English Okoom family come from? What is the English Okoom family crest and coat of arms? When did the Okoom family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Okoom family history?The ancestry of the name Okoom dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Yorkshire. The surname Okoom is associated with the parish of Acomb, which was located on the outskirts of the city of York.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Okoom have been found, including Acombe, Acomb, Acome, Acom, Acum, Akum, A Combe and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Okoom research. Another 336 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1210, 1325, 1379, 1525, 1574, 1670, 1692, and 1767 are included under the topic Early Okoom History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Okoom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Okoom, or a variant listed above: Robert Acom who settled in Virginia in 1642; and Thomas Acome who settled in Virginia in 1642.
The Okoom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Okoom 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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