The ancient roots of the Asquord family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Asquord comes from when the 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 Asquord family
The surname Asquord was first found in Yorkshire
, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Asquord family
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Asquord Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Asquord has appeared include Asquith, Askwith and others.
Early Notables of the Asquord family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Asquord family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Asquord arrived in North America very early: Charles, Jacob, Robert, Samuel, and William Asquith, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1858 and 1875.