name Ascheby comes from the family having resided in a dwelling near an ash tree. Ascheby 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 Ascheby comes from the Old English words æsc
which mean ash tree
The earliest members of the Ascheby family on record lived in the county of Leicestershire
, where they been settled prior to the Norman invasion
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Ascheby family
The surname Ascheby 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 Ascheby family
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Ascheby Spelling Variations
Ascheby has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Ashby, Ashbie, Ashbe, Ashbee, Ashbey and others.
Early Notables of the Ascheby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ascheby family to Ireland
Some of the Ascheby 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 Ascheby family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Aschebys to arrive on North American shores: Alice Ashby who settled in New England
in 1635; John Ashbey settled in Barbados in 1663; William Ashbey settled in Virginia in 1663.