The ancient roots of the Acklom family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Acklom comes from when the family lived in either of two parishes called Aclom in the county of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Acklom family
The surname Acklom 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 Acklom family
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Acklom Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Acklom has appeared include Aclom, Aclam, Acclom, Acclam, Aclome, Aclame, Acklom, Acklam, Acclame, Acclome, Acklome and many more.
Early Notables of the Acklom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Acklom family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Acklom arrived in North America very early: William Andrew Acklam landed in America in 1750.
Contemporary Notables of the name Acklom (post 1700)
- Jonathon Acklom, American Educator, Georgia