name Aschbey comes from when the family resided in a dwelling near an ash tree. Aschbey 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 Aschbey comes from the Old English words æsc
which mean ash tree
The earliest members of the Aschbey family on record lived in the county of Leicestershire
, where they been settled prior to the Norman invasion
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Aschbey family
The surname Aschbey 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.
Early History of the Aschbey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aschbey research.Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1346, 1475, 1537, 1646, 1693 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Aschbey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aschbey Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Aschbey has been recorded under many different variations, including Ashby, Ashbie, Ashbe, Ashbee, Ashbey and others.
Early Notables of the Aschbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aschbey family to Ireland
Some of the Aschbey family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aschbey family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Aschbey or a variant listed above: Alice Ashby who settled in New England
in 1635; John Ashbey settled in Barbados in 1663; William Ashbey settled in Virginia in 1663.