The Asquorde name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from 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 Asquorde family
The surname Asquorde was first found in Yorkshire
, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Asquorde family
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Asquorde Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Asquorde has undergone many spelling variations
, including Asquith, Askwith and others.
Early Notables of the Asquorde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Asquorde family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Asquorde were among those contributors: Charles, Jacob, Robert, Samuel, and William Asquith, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1858 and 1875.