The ancient roots of the Ashbaugh family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Ashbaugh comes from when the family lived in a dwelling near an ash tree. Ashbaugh 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 Ashbaugh comes from the Old English words æsc
which mean ash tree
The earliest members of the Ashbaugh family on record lived in the county of Leicestershire
, where they been settled prior to the Norman invasion
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Ashbaugh family
The surname Ashbaugh 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 Ashbaugh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashbaugh research.Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1346, 1475, 1537, 1646, 1693 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Ashbaugh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ashbaugh 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 Ashbaugh has appeared include Ashby, Ashbie, Ashbe, Ashbee, Ashbey and others.
Early Notables of the Ashbaugh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ashbaugh family to Ireland
Some of the Ashbaugh 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 Ashbaugh family to the New World and Oceana
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 Ashbaugh arrived in North America very early: Alice Ashby who settled in New England
in 1635; John Ashbey settled in Barbados in 1663; William Ashbey settled in Virginia in 1663.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ashbaugh (post 1700)
- Marvin E. Ashbaugh (1914-1974), birth name of Marvin Ash, an American jazz pianist
- Russell G. "Pete" Ashbaugh Jr. (1921-2009), American football player at the University of Notre Dame who went on to play for the Chicago Rockets in the late 1940s
- Russell G. "Busty" Ashbaugh Sr. (1889-1953), American celebrated football player at Brown University and later coach of competitive teams at South High School, in Youngstown, Ohio, father of Pete Ashbaugh
- Dennis John Ashbaugh (b. 1946), American painter and artist who lives and works in New York City
- Mrs. E. E. Ashbaugh, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956, 1960 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- David R. Ashbaugh, Canadian RCMP police officer and Fingerprint Forensic scientist who developed ridgeology in forensic identification and the ACE-V methodology