The ancestors of the bearers of the Ashbolt family name are thought have lived in ancient
. They were first found in
, a parish near Debenham in the county of Suffolk.
from ancient times.
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Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Ashbolt include Aspall, Aspell, Asphal, Aspal, Asspall, Aspill and many more.