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Askheam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The lineage of the name Askheam begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in parishes called Askham, or Ascham, in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, and Westmorland (now part of Cumbria).

Early Origins of the Askheam family


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

Early History of the Askheam family


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Askheam Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Askheam has undergone many spelling variations, including Askham, Askheam, Ascham, Askum, Askam and others.

Early Notables of the Askheam family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Askheam family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Askheam were among those contributors: 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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