Ashington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ashington family

The surname Ashington was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Dissington in that shire. They are descended from Dica, and Dicatun which means "Dica's farm." Dissington Hall in North Dissington is a privately owned country mansion which for centuries has been in the hands of the Delaval family. One branch of the family was found at Ashington, again in Northumberland. "The persons who are first named in the records as connected with the property here, are the Morwicks, Lumleys, and Fitzhughs; the family of Essendon (the modern Ashington) are mentioned as lords of the manor at the close of the 13th century." [1]

Early History of the Ashington family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashington research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1330, 1427, 1450, 1547, 1602, 1402, 1597 and 1547 are included under the topic Early Ashington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ashington Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dishington, Distin, Dissington, Eshington, Dyshington, Dissyngton and many more.

Early Notables of the Ashington family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Thomas Dishington of Ardross who received a charter in 1402 from Robert III; John Dishington, one of the Gentleman...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Ashington migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ashington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rowland Ashington, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [2]
Ashington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ralph Ashington, aged 42, who landed in New Hampshire in 1812 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ashington (post 1700) +

  • Ryan David Ashington (b. 1983), English former professional footballer who played from 1999 to 2003
  • Henry Sherard Osborn Ashington (1891-1917), English track and field athlete at the 1912 Summer Olympics

The Ashington 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: Unica spes mea Christus
Motto Translation: Christ is my only hope.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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) on Facebook
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