Askins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name Askins begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the township of Heskin, which is in the parish of Eccleston, near Chorley in Lancashire. The surname Askins belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Askins family
The surname Askins 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.
Early History of the Askins family
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Askins 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 Askins has undergone many spelling variations, including Heskin, O'Heskin, Askin, Askyn, Askins, O'hUiscin and others.
Early Notables of the Askins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Askins family to Ireland
Some of the Askins 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.
Askins migration to the United States +
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 Askins were among those contributors:
Askins Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Askins, who landed in Maryland in 1658 
Askins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Askins, who arrived in Texas in 1830 
- Charles Askins, aged 18, who landed in New York in 1854 
Askins migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Askins Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- C Askins, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862
Contemporary Notables of the name Askins (post 1700) +
- Herbert Rowland Askins, United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1951-1953)
- Keith Bernard Askins (b. 1967), retired American professional basketball player, 3 times NBA champion (2006, 2012, 2013)
- Charles Askins (1907-1999), American lawman, US Army officer, and writer
- Jari Askins (b. 1953), American lawyer and Democratic politician, the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma (2007-2011)
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)