given name "Yoyakim." According to legend, this was the name of the father of the Virgin Mary.
The surname Yoakam was first found in Brandenburg.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Joachem, a Palatine, who arrived in London, England
between 1709 and 1710; Michael Yoachum, a Huguenot who arrived in who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748.