Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Ackelham family lived in either of two parishes called Aclom in the county of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Ackelham family
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 Ackelham family
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Ackelham Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Ackelham are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Ackelham include: Aclom, Aclam, Acclom, Acclam, Aclome, Aclame, Acklom, Acklam, Acclame, Acclome, Acklome and many more.
Early Notables of the Ackelham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ackelham family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ackelham or a variant listed above: William Andrew Acklam landed in America in 1750.
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