The lineage of the name Aselea begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parishes named Ashley
, Wilts, Cambridge. The name developed in many counties in England
and it represent one of the few names that may have developed simultaneously in several different counties. The family name Ashley
is a variant of the surname Ash,
which is of topographical derivation and indicates that members of the family once lived in close proximity to an ash tree.
Early Origins of the Aselea family
The surname Aselea was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. They were found in many counties in England
, and represent one of the few names which may have developed simultaneously in several different counties. They moved southward and appeared in Somerset
, and Dorset.
Early History of the Aselea family
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Aselea Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Aselea has undergone many spelling variations
, including Ashley, Ashly, Astley and others.
Early Notables of the Aselea family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aselea family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Aselea were among those contributors: Ann Ashley in 1624 who settled in Virginia; Edward settled in Maine in 1630; another Edward settled in Salem, Massachusetts; Mary settled in Virginia in 1634.