Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Yorkshire. The surname Ecome is associated with the parish of Acomb, which was located on the outskirts of the city of York.
Early Origins of the Ecome family
Yorkshire, at Acomb which is now a suburb within the City of York Unitary Authority. The place name is most likely derived from the Old English acum, which meant "at the oak trees." The village dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Achum, Acum and Acun, and was land held by the Archbishop of York. The village was designated as a manor held by St. Peter. There was land enough for 8 ploughs and there were 14 rent-paying tenants. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By 1222, the village was listed as Akum. CITATION[CLOSE]
Some of the first records of the family were Philip de Akum, who was registered in Yorkshire in 1210 CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Ecome family
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Ecome 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 Ecome has undergone many spelling variations, including Acombe, Acomb, Acome, Acom, Acum, Akum, A Combe and others.
Early Notables of the Ecome family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ecome family to Ireland
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Migration of the Ecome 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 Ecome were among those contributors: Robert Acom who settled in Virginia in 1642; and Thomas Acome who settled in Virginia in 1642.
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