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The Ashburn name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Ashbourne, Derbyshire; in Ashburnham, Sussex; or in Ashburton, Devon.

Ashburn Early Origins



The surname Ashburn was first found in Derbyshire, at Ashbourne, a market town in the Derbyshire Dales now famous for its historic annual Shrovetide football match. The first record was found in the Domesday Book where it was listed as Esseburne, having derived from the Old English aesc + burna, meaning "stream where the ash-trees grow." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"There can be little no doubt, however, that the Ashburnhams have been seated at Ashburnham from the reign of Henry II, and probably from a much earlier period, and are descended from Bertram, Constable of Dover in the reign or William the Conqueror. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"The manor [of Ashburnham in Sussex], with the exception only of a few years, has been from a time anterior to the Conquest in the continued possession of the noble family of Ashburnham, whose mansion-house here is beautifully situated, and surrounded by a fine park. The church, situated behind Ashburnham House, is a neat cruciform edifice in the decorated English style, with a tower; the south transept contains a gallery for the family, and in the north are handsome monuments to William and John Ashburnham, and their wives." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Ashburn Spelling Variations


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Ashburn Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ashburn has undergone many spelling variations, including Ashburnham, Asbury, Astbury, Ashburner, Ashbourn, Ashburn, Ashburnam, Ashburham, Ashbourne and many more.

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Ashburn Early History


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Ashburn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashburn research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1842, 1603, 1671, 1639, 1604, 1679, 1628, 1697, 1660, 1679, 1685, 1689, 1638 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Ashburn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashburn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashburn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Ashburnham (1603-1671), an English courtier, diplomat, politician and an attendant on the King, he managed to regain his ancestral estate of Ashburnham in 1639; and his younger brother, William Ashburnham (ca...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashburn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ashburn were among those contributors:

Ashburn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Ashburn, who arrived in New England in 1675

Ashburn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Ashburn arrived in Annapolis in 1724

Ashburn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Ashburn, aged 43, landed in Ohio in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashburn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashburn (post 1700)



  • Kristen Ashburn (b. 1973), American Emmy Award nominated photojournalist, known for her work in southern Africa; her work has been featured in The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, and Life, awarded Pictures of the Year Award (2007), Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography (2006), National Press Photographers Association's (NNPA) Best of Photojournalism Award (2007, 2006, 2003)
  • Justin Ashburn (b. 1981), American NASCAR and ARCA race car driver
  • Roy Arthur Ashburn (b. 1954), American Republican politician, Member of the California Senate (2002-2010)
  • Don Richard Ashburn (1927-1997), American Major League Baseball player, nicknamed "Putt-Putt", "The Tilden Flash", and "Whitey"; he played from 1948 to 1962, inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995
  • W. R. Ashburn, American politician, Mayor of Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1924-28
  • O. A. Ashburn, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for West Virginia State Senate 3rd District, 1934
  • O. A. Ashburn, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 12th District, 1907-10

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Ashburn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashburn 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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