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Ashenden Early Origins



The surname Ashenden was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1303 when Gilbert Asshenden held estates.

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Ashenden Spelling Variations


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Ashenden Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Ashenden were recorded, including Ashenden, Ashendon, Aschenden, Aschendeon, Ashelson and many more.

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Ashenden Early History


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Ashenden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashenden research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, 1548, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Ashenden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashenden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashenden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ashenden 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Ashenden family emigrate to North America:

Ashenden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Edward Ashenden was seated in Auburndale in Massachusetts in 1871
  • Fredk. Ashenden, aged 40, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Emily Ashenden, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Ashenden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. Ashenden, aged 57, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • Edith Ashenden, aged 48, who landed in America from London, England, in 1921

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashenden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashenden (post 1700)



  • Robert Ashenden (b. 1952), English professional footballer
  • Gavin Ashenden, BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey announcer
  • Dr. Michael Ashenden, Australian exercise physiologist with the Australian Institute of Sport
  • Peter Ashenden, founder of Ashenden Designs, Stirling, Australia

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Ashenden Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Ashenden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashenden 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 3 December 2014 at 22:51.

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