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The origins of the Ashbey name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Ashbey was originally derived from a family having lived in a dwelling near an ash tree. Ashbey 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 Ashbey comes from the Old English words ęsc and by, which mean ash tree and dwelling. The earliest members of the Ashbey family on record lived in the county of Leicestershire, where they been settled prior to the Norman invasion of England, in 1066.

Ashbey Early Origins



The surname Ashbey 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.

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Ashbey Spelling Variations


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Ashbey Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ashbey include Ashby, Ashbie, Ashbe, Ashbee, Ashbey and others.

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Ashbey Early History


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Ashbey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashbey research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1346, 1475, 1537, 1646, 1693 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Ashbey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashbey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashbey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashbey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Ashbey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alce Ashbey, aged 20, arrived in America in 1635
  • John Ashbey settled in Barbados in 1663
  • William Ashbey settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Benjamin Ashbey, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1674
  • John Ashbey, who arrived in South Carolina in 1680

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashbey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashbey (post 1700)



  • William A. Ashbey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Groton, 1908, 1910

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Be just and fear not
Motto Translation: Be just and fear not


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Ashbey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashbey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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