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The ancestors of the name Ashewel date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in one of the various settlements named Ashwell in the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, and Salop.

Ashewel Early Origins



The surname Ashewel was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Ashewel Spelling Variations


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Ashewel Spelling Variations



Ashewel has been spelled many different ways. 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. Many variations of the name Ashewel have been found, including Ashwell, Aswell, Ashewell, Aishwell, Ayshwell, Aswell, Ashwall, Askwell, Ashwill, Askwill, Ayskwell, Eshwell, Eswell, Eskwell, Eskwill, Aeshwell, Eskwalle, Eshwall and many more.

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Ashewel Early History


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Ashewel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashewel research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1612, 1695 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Ashewel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashewel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashewel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashewel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashewel In Ireland


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Ashewel In Ireland



Some of the Ashewel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Ashewels to arrive on North American shores: Ann Ashwell who settled in Virginia in 1650; Henry settled in Virginia 1639; Mary settled in Virginia in 1652; William settled in Virginia in 1653.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Ashewel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashewel 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 25 July 2013 at 10:58.

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