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Askown History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Askown family


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

Early History of the Askown family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Askown 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 Askown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Askown Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Askown has been recorded under many different variations, including Askham, Askheam, Ascham, Askum, Askam and others.

Early Notables of the Askown family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Askown family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Askown or a variant listed above: 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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