The history of the Ecklolm family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in either of two parishes called Aclom in the county of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Ecklolm family
The surname Ecklolm was first found in the north Riding of Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Aclam, an ancient village with a Church, a village which dates back to the bronze age. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086 this land was held by the Count of Mortain from the King.
Early History of the Ecklolm family
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Ecklolm Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Ecklolm include Aclom, Aclam, Acclom, Acclam, Aclome, Aclame, Acklom, Acklam, Acclame, Acclome, Acklome and many more.
Early Notables of the Ecklolm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ecklolm family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ecklolm or a variant listed above: William Andrew Acklam landed in America in 1750.