The ancestors of the Achlum surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in either of two parishes called Aclom in the county of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Achlum family
The surname Achlum 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 Achlum family
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Achlum Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Achlum include Aclom, Aclam, Acclom, Acclam, Aclome, Aclame, Acklom, Acklam, Acclame, Acclome, Acklome and many more.
Early Notables of the Achlum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Achlum family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Andrew Acklam landed in America in 1750.