Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a an ancient Saxon name which meant warrior of the spear. Ash, another ancient Saxon name meant spear.
Early Origins of the Asham family
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.
Early History of the Asham family
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Asham Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Asham were recorded, including Aschman, Ashman, Asheman, Asman and others.
Early Notables of the Asham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Asham family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Asham family emigrate to North America:
Asham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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