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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Asghan family have grown. The name Asghan was given to a member of the family who was a an ancient Saxon name which meant warrior of the spear. Ash, another ancient Saxon name meant spear.

Asghan Early Origins



The surname Asghan was first found in the county of Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Ash, in ancient Saxon meant "spear," therefore Ashman was a "spear warrior," and its ancient records are included in the Domesday Book compiled by Duke William after his Conquest of England in 1066. It shows them to have had manors and estates in Wiltshire.

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Asghan Spelling Variations


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Asghan 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 Asghan family name include Aschman, Ashman, Asheman, Asman and others.

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Asghan Early History


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Asghan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Asghan research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 191 and 1916 are included under the topic Early Asghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Asghan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Asghan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Asghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Asghan surname or a spelling variation of the name include : George Ashman who settled in Barbados in 1654; Henry Ashman settled in Philadelphia in 1754; and James Ashman arrived in Philadelphia in 1814. In Newfoundland the family is registered in St. John's, with George Ashman in 1816.

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