Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Askworthy is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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 Askworthy family
The surname Askworthy was first found in Yorkshire
, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Askworthy family
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Askworthy Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Askworthy has been spelled many different ways, including Asquith, Askwith and others.
Early Notables of the Askworthy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Askworthy family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Askworthys to arrive in North America: Charles, Jacob, Robert, Samuel, and William Asquith, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1858 and 1875.