The ancestors of the name Acloom date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in either of two parishes called Aclom in the county of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Acloom family
The surname Acloom 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 Acloom family
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Acloom Spelling Variations
Acloom has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Acloom have been found, including Aclom, Aclam, Acclom, Acclam, Aclome, Aclame, Acklom, Acklam, Acclame, Acclome, Acklome and many more.
Early Notables of the Acloom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Acloom family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Aclooms to arrive on North American shores: William Andrew Acklam landed in America in 1750.