Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the parish of Isham in the county of Northampton near Kettering.
Early Origins of the Isken family
Domesday Book of 1086, the place name had evolved to the present spelling of Isham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) The place name literally means "homestead by the River Ise," having derived from the Celtic river-name + the Old English "ham" or "hamm." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) The local church is an ancient edifice with a tower, and contains four Norman arches.
Early History of the Isken family
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Isken Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Isken were recorded, including Isham, Ison, Isom, Ipsam and others.
Early Notables of the Isken family (pre 1700)
High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, created Baronet Isham of Lamport on 30 May 1627; Sir Justinian Isham (1610-1675), 2nd Baronet Isham, English scholar and royalist politician, who was a Member of Parliament; Sir Thomas Isham II (1656-1681), 3rd Baronet...
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Migration of the Isken family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Isken family emigrate to North America:
Isken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Isken (post 1700)
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