Aslam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Aslam comes from when the family resided in the village of Haslam, in the county of Lancashire. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English word haesel-hamm, which simply refers to a hazel-wood farm.
Early Origins of the Aslam family
The surname Aslam was first found in Lancashire at Haslam. But of this place, we cannot find any trace today. We can find that Hugh de Haslum, de Hesellum held lands there as recorded in the Assize Rolls of 1246, but little else. 
Another source claims that Derbyshire is the home to the family. "Haslam is an old Rochdale name of the 16th century. It also occurs in Derbyshire. Several mayors and aldermen of Newark, Notts, in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries bore this name."  In this case, the name is likely derived from Hasland, a township, in the parish and union of Chesterfield, hundred of Scarsdale. 
Early History of the Aslam family
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Aslam Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Aslam include Haslam, Hasslam, Haselham, Hasselham, Hasleham and many more.
Early Notables of the Aslam family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aslam family to Ireland
Some of the Aslam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Aslam family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Buckley Haslam, who settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1818; followed by Abraham, Francis and James Haslam in 1832; James H. Haslam settled there in 1840.
Contemporary Notables of the name Aslam (post 1700) +
- Jaladah Aslam, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2008 
Related Stories +
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html