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The ancestors of the name Ashdown date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in a place where ash trees prospered.

Ashdown Early Origins



The surname Ashdown was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Ashdown Spelling Variations


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Ashdown Spelling Variations



Ashdown has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Ashdown, Ashdowne, Ashdoun, Asdown, Ashdon and many more.

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Ashdown Early History


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Ashdown Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashdown research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1036, 1273, 1327, 1363, 1663, and 1665 are included under the topic Early Ashdown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashdown Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashdown Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ashdown 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Ashdowns to arrive on North American shores:

Ashdown Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Ashdown, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1736 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Ashdown Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Ashdown to New York in 1844
  • Edward Ashdown, who landed in New York in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Ashdown Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Ashdown, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Schah Jehan"

Ashdown Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Ashdown, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashdown (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashdown (post 1700)



  • Peter Lynn "Pete" Ashdown (b. 1967), American founder and CEO of Utah's first independent and oldest Internet service provider, XMission
  • Marie Ashdown, American writer and lecturer
  • Neil Ashdown, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harold J. Ashdown, American politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 15th Circuit, 1953 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ernest A. Ashdown, American politician, Mayor of Hempstead, New York, 1948-54 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hugh Edward Ashdown (1904-1977), English eminent Anglican clergyman, 8th Bishop of Newcastle
  • William Henry Ashdown (1898-1979), English cricketer
  • Jamie Lawrence Ashdown (b. 1980), English footballer
  • Jeremy "Paddy" John Durham Ashdown GCMG, KBE, PC (b. 1941), British politician and diplomat
  • David Norman Ashdown, 9th Bishop of Keewatin in the Anglican Church of Canada
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Ashdown Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashdown 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 17 October 2015 at 11:41.

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