Absolem History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Absolem family
The surname Absolem was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when Absolon, son of Apsolon, held estates in that shire in 1199.
Important Dates for the Absolem family
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Absolem Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Absolem were recorded, including Absolom, Absalom, Absalon, Absolon, Apsolon, Apslom, Abslom, Asplin, Aspenlon, Aspland, Asplen, Aspling, Aspenlon and many more.
Early Notables of the Absolem family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Absolem family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Absolem family emigrate to North America: George Absolon, who sailed to a Bermuda plantation in 1635; at the age of 16. Dorman Absolon, Em Absolon, and Emanuell Absalon were all early settlers in Virginia. Elihu Absolom, William Absolom, and William Absalom were recorded as British aliens in New York during the War of 1812..