Norman invasion of 1066.
Early Origins of the Aspel family
England. As a personal name, Aspel can be found in the Domesday Book (1086) as Erchenbaldus, Arcenbaldus, and Arcebaldus. The first record of a Aspel surname appears to be Robert Archenbold, recorded in the Pipe Rolls for Gloucester in 1210.
Early History of the Aspel family
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Aspel Spelling Variations
spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Archbold, Archbald, Archibaldson, Archibald, Archibold, Harchbald, Arkanbaldus, Archebald and many more.
Early Notables of the Aspel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aspel family to Ireland
Some of the Aspel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Aspel family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Aspel or a variant listed above:
Aspel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Aspel Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ut reficiar
Motto Translation: That I may be replenished.
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