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The name Askin first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the township of Heskin, which is in the parish of Eccleston, near Chorley in Lancashire. The surname Askin belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Askin Early Origins



The surname Askin was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from very early times. Later migration found them in Northern Ireland in the province of Connacht were the name was frequently confused with the name Waters which was also an Anglicization of the Gaelic O'hUiscin.

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Askin Spelling Variations


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Askin 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 Askin has appeared include Heskin, O'Heskin, Askin, Askyn, Askins, O'hUiscin and others.

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Askin Early History


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Askin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Askin research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1163, 1618, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Askin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Askin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Askin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Askin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Askin In Ireland


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Askin In Ireland



Some of the Askin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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



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 Askin arrived in North America very early:

Askin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Askin, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • John Askin, who arrived in Maryland in 1670
  • Michael Askin, aged 22, landed in Maryland in 1683

Askin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Askin, who came to Pennsylvania in 1773
  • William Askin, aged 28, landed in Virginia in 1777

Askin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Askin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1806
  • Henry Askin, who came to New York in 1823

Askin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Askin, U.E., United Empire Loyalist, who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Askin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Walter Askin arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Sophia Askin arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Emma Askin arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ann Wilson" in 1857
  • Robert Askin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glendevon" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Askin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Askin (post 1700)



  • James P. Askin, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 27th District, 1934
  • Frank Askin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980, 1988; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 11th District, 1986
  • Matty Askin (b. 1988), English cruiserweight boxer
  • Thomas "Tom" Cardwell Askin (b. 1905), English professional rugby league footballer
  • John Askin (1739-1815), Irish-born, Canadian fur trader, merchant and official in Upper Canada
  • Leon Askin (1907-2005), Austrian actor, best known for his portrayal as "General Burkhalter" on the television comedy Hogan's Heroes
  • Dawn Askin (b. 1980), Canadian curler
  • Sir Robert William Askin GCMG (1907-1981), Australian politician, 32nd Premier of New South Wales (1965 to 1975)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Askin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Askin 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 13 January 2016 at 22:30.

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