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Aschbay is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in a dwelling near an ash tree. Aschbay is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions and entire counties. In this case, the surname Aschbay comes from the Old English words ęsc and by, which mean ash tree and dwelling. The earliest members of the Aschbay family on record lived in the county of Leicestershire, where they been settled prior to the Norman invasion of England, in 1066.

Early Origins of the Aschbay family


The surname Aschbay was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat for many centuries. Some of the first records of the name include: Richard de Ashby, Lord of the manors of South Croxton and Quenbyas, found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273; William de Ashby (1240-1299), Lord of the Manor of Ashby Magna, Leicester; and Alexander of Ashby (Latin, Alexander Essebiensis), an English theologian and poet about the year 1220.

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Early History of the Aschbay family

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Early History of the Aschbay family


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Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1346, 1475, 1537, 1646, 1693 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Aschbay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aschbay Spelling Variations

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Aschbay Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Aschbay family name include Ashby, Ashbie, Ashbe, Ashbee, Ashbey and others.

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Early Notables of the Aschbay family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Aschbay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Aschbay family to Ireland

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Migration of the Aschbay family to Ireland


Some of the Aschbay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Aschbay family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Aschbay family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Aschbay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Alice Ashby who settled in New England in 1635; John Ashbey settled in Barbados in 1663; William Ashbey settled in Virginia in 1663.

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