The name Aschebey is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in a dwelling near an ash tree. Aschebey 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 Aschebey comes from the Old English words æsc
which mean ash tree
The earliest members of the Aschebey family on record lived in the county of Leicestershire
, where they been settled prior to the Norman invasion
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Aschebey family
The surname Aschebey 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 Aschebey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aschebey research.Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1346, 1475, 1537, 1646, 1693 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Aschebey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aschebey Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Aschebey are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Aschebey include: Ashby, Ashbie, Ashbe, Ashbee, Ashbey and others.
Early Notables of the Aschebey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aschebey family to Ireland
Some of the Aschebey 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 Aschebey family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Aschebey 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.