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Askoomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Askoomb comes from the family having resided in parishes called Askham, or Ascham, in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, and Westmorland (now part of Cumbria).

Early Origins of the Askoomb family


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

Early History of the Askoomb family


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Askoomb Spelling Variations


Askoomb has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Askham, Askheam, Ascham, Askum, Askam and others.

Early Notables of the Askoomb family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Askoomb family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Askoombs to arrive on North American shores: 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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