The name Asheltine is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in one of a variety of similarly-named places. The settlement of Heselden is in Durham
, while Haselden is in Sussex
. Haslingden is in Lancashire
, Hazeldon Farm is in Wiltshire
, and Hazelton is in Gloucestershire
. The surname Asheltine belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Asheltine family
The surname Asheltine was first found in Sussex
at ancient manor in or near Dallington. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The name is derived from the Old English words hoesel + denu, which mean "Hazel" + "valley." CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Hazleton Abbey was an abbey in Gloucestershire.
Early History of the Asheltine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Asheltine research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Asheltine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Asheltine Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Asheltine are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Asheltine include: Hazeltine, Hazelton, Hazletine, Hasleden, Hazleton, Haseltine, Haselton, Hasletine, Haslett, Aseltine and many more.
Early Notables of the Asheltine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Asheltine family to Ireland
Some of the Asheltine family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 71 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Asheltine family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Asheltine or a variant listed above: William Hassleton, who came to Barbados in 1679; William Hazledine settled in New England
in 1775; Charles Hazeltine settled in Philadelphia in 1774; John Hazelton settled in New York State in 1811.
The Asheltine 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: Pro aris et focis
Motto Translation: For our altars and our homes