Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Acclaim is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in either of two parishes called Aclom in the county of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Acclaim family
The surname Acclaim was first found in the north Riding of Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Aclam, an ancient village with a Church, a village which dates back to the bronze age. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086 this land was held by the Count of Mortain from the King.
Early History of the Acclaim family
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Acclaim Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Acclaim has been spelled many different ways, including Aclom, Aclam, Acclom, Acclam, Aclome, Aclame, Acklom, Acklam, Acclame, Acclome, Acklome and many more.
Early Notables of the Acclaim family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Acclaim family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Acclaims to arrive in North America: William Andrew Acklam landed in America in 1750.