Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Askam surname lived in parishes called Askham, or Ascham, in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, and Westmorland (now part of Cumbria).
Early Origins of the Askam family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Askam family
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Askam Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Askam are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Askam include: Askham, Askheam, Ascham, Askum, Askam and others.
Early Notables of the Askam family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Askam family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Askam or a variant listed above:
Askam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Askam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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