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Acklum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Acklum name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in either of two parishes called Aclom in the county of Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Acklum family

The surname Acklum 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 Acklum family

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Acklum 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 Acklum were recorded, including Aclom, Aclam, Acclom, Acclam, Aclome, Aclame, Acklom, Acklam, Acclame, Acclome, Acklome and many more.

Early Notables of the Acklum family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Acklum family to the New World and Oceana

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 Acklum family emigrate to North America: William Andrew Acklam landed in America in 1750.

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