Origins Available: English, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Yorkshire. The surname Okon is associated with the parish of Acomb, which was located on the outskirts of the city of York.
Early Origins of the Okon 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 Okon family
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Okon 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 Okon were recorded, including Acombe, Acomb, Acome, Acom, Acum, Akum, A Combe and others.
Early Notables of the Okon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Okon family to Ireland
Some of the Okon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Okon 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 Okon family emigrate to North America: Robert Acom who settled in Virginia in 1642; and Thomas Acome who settled in Virginia in 1642.
Contemporary Notables of the name Okon (post 1700)
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