The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Askwork come from when the family resided 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 Askwork family
The surname Askwork was first found in Yorkshire
, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Askwork family
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Askwork 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. Askwork has been recorded under many different variations, including Asquith, Askwith and others.
Early Notables of the Askwork family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Askwork 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 Askwork or a variant listed above: Charles, Jacob, Robert, Samuel, and William Asquith, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1858 and 1875.