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Askwithy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Askwithy is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in North Yorkshire, where they took their name from the village of Askwith. The place-name is derived from the Old English word askvior, which means dweller near the ash wood.

Early Origins of the Askwithy family


The surname Askwithy was first found in Yorkshire, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Early History of the Askwithy family


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Askwithy Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Askwithy were recorded, including Asquith, Askwith and others.

Early Notables of the Askwithy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Askwithy family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Askwithy family emigrate to North America: Charles, Jacob, Robert, Samuel, and William Asquith, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1858 and 1875.

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