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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Ascghan is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in parishes called Askham, or Ascham, in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, and Westmorland (now part of Cumbria).

Ascghan Early Origins



The surname Ascghan was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Ascghan Spelling Variations


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Ascghan 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. Ascghan has been spelled many different ways, including Askham, Askheam, Ascham, Askum, Askam and others.

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Ascghan Early History


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Ascghan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ascghan research. Another 491 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1313, 1379, 1515, 1553, 1650, 1752 and 1553 are included under the topic Early Ascghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ascghan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ascghan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ascghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Ascghans to arrive in North America: W.B. Askam, who sailed to San Francisco in 1850; and Charles, James and Luke Askam who journeyed to Philadelphia in 1854.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    The Ascghan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ascghan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2014 at 16:27.

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