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Askoom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Askoom name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in parishes called Askham, or Ascham, in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, and Westmorland (now part of Cumbria).

Early Origins of the Askoom family

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

Early History of the Askoom family

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Askoom 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 Askoom has undergone many spelling variations, including Askham, Askheam, Ascham, Askum, Askam and others.

Early Notables of the Askoom family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Askoom 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 Askoom 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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