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Ashburner is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the ancient Saxon name Aescbeorn, which means spear bearer.

Ashburner Early Origins



The surname Ashburner was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat near Barrow in Furness for many centuries.

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Ashburner Spelling Variations


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Ashburner Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ashburner has been recorded under many different variations, including Ashburner, Eshburner, Ashbourner, Asburner and others.

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Ashburner Early History


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Ashburner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashburner research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashburner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashburner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashburner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ashburner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ashburner or a variant listed above:

Ashburner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Ashburner arrived in Barbados in 1680, and later moved to the mainland

Ashburner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Ashburner, who arrived in Maryland in 1783

Ashburner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Luke and his son Adam Ashburner arrived in New York in 1820, and moved on to Philadelphia, then westward
  • Mrs. Ashburner, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashburner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashburner (post 1700)



  • Lesley Ashburner (1883-1950), American bronze medalist for 110m hurdles at the 1904 Olympic games

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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: Actio virtutis laus
Motto Translation: The action of the power of praise


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. 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.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. 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.
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    The Ashburner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashburner 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.

    This page was last modified on 24 April 2014 at 09:32.

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