Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the ancient Saxon name Aescbeorn, which means spear bearer.
Early Origins of the Ashburner family
Lancashire where they held a family seat near Barrow in Furness for many centuries.
Early History of the Ashburner family
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Ashburner Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Ashburner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ashburner family to the New World and Oceana
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
Ashburner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Ashburner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Ashburner (post 1700)
The Ashburner 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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