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Askain History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Askain first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in parishes called Askham, or Ascham, in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, and Westmorland (now part of Cumbria).

Early Origins of the Askain family


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

Early History of the Askain family


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Askain 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 Askain has appeared include Askham, Askheam, Ascham, Askum, Askam and others.

Early Notables of the Askain family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Askain 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 Askain arrived in North America very early: 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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