Ashall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Ashall first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Lancashire, where they held lands and a family seat at Ashaw from about the 12th century.

Early Origins of the Ashall family

The surname Ashall was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Ashaw from about the 12th century. Consistently the Coat of Arms of this family name in all its spellings has been represented by three heraldic birds.

Early History of the Ashall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashall research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Ashall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ashall Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Ashall has appeared include Ashall, Ashaw, Ashawe, Asshaw, Asshawe and others.

Early Notables of the Ashall family (pre 1700)

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

United States Ashall migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ashall arrived in North America very early:

Ashall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • George Ashall who settled in Virginia in 1641
  • Georg Ashall, who arrived in Virginia in 1641 [1]
  • Geo Ashall, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [1]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook