The ancestors of the name Askworthe date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Askworthe family
The surname Askworthe was first found in Yorkshire
, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Askworthe family
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Askworthe Spelling Variations
Askworthe 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. Many variations of the name Askworthe have been found, including Asquith, Askwith and others.
Early Notables of the Askworthe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Askworthe 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 Askworthes to arrive on North American shores: Charles, Jacob, Robert, Samuel, and William Asquith, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1858 and 1875.