Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Aikoom is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Yorkshire. The surname Aikoom is associated with the parish of Acomb, which was located on the outskirts of the city of York.
Early Origins of the Aikoom family
Yorkshire, at Acomb which is now a suburb within the City of York Unitary Authority. The place name is most likely derived from the Old English acum, which meant "at the oak trees." The village dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Achum, Acum and Acun, and was land held by the Archbishop of York. The village was designated as a manor held by St. Peter. There was land enough for 8 ploughs and there were 14 rent-paying tenants. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By 1222, the village was listed as Akum. CITATION[CLOSE]
Some of the first records of the family were Philip de Akum, who was registered in Yorkshire in 1210 CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Aikoom family
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Aikoom Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Aikoom has been spelled many different ways, including Acombe, Acomb, Acome, Acom, Acum, Akum, A Combe and others.
Early Notables of the Aikoom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aikoom family to Ireland
Some of the Aikoom family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Aikoom family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Aikooms to arrive in North America: Robert Acom who settled in Virginia in 1642; and Thomas Acome who settled in Virginia in 1642.
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