The name Askome is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in parishes called Askham,
, and Westmorland
(now part of Cumbria).
Early Origins of the Askome family
The surname Askome was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Askome family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Askome research.Another 491 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1313, 1379, 1515, 1553, 1650, 1752 and 1553 are included under the topic Early Askome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Askome Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Askome has been spelled many different ways, including Askham, Askheam, Ascham, Askum, Askam and others.
Early Notables of the Askome family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Askome family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Askomes to arrive in North America: W.B. Askam, who sailed to San Francisco in 1850; and Charles, James and Luke Askam who journeyed to Philadelphia in 1854.