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The Ashley name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the parishes named Ashley in Staffordshire, Wilts, Cambridge. The name developed in many counties in England and it represent one of the few names that may have developed simultaneously in several different counties. The family name Ashley is a variant of the surname Ash, which is of topographical derivation and indicates that members of the family once lived in close proximity to an ash tree.

Ashley Early Origins



The surname Ashley was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. They were found in many counties in England, and represent one of the few names which may have developed simultaneously in several different counties. They moved southward and appeared in Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon, and Dorset.

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Ashley Spelling Variations


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Ashley Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ashley has undergone many spelling variations, including Ashley, Ashly, Astley and others.

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Ashley Early History


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Ashley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashley research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1606 and 1929 are included under the topic Early Ashley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashley 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 the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ashley were among those contributors:

Ashley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Ashley, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Ann Ashley in 1624 who settled in Virginia
  • An Ashley, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • Edward Ashley settled in Maine in 1630
  • Mary Ashley settled in Virginia in 1634
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ashley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Ashley, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Maurice Ashley, who arrived in Carolina in 1708
  • Ezekiel Ashley, who arrived in Connecticut in 1745
  • Sarah Ashley, who landed in New York in 1775
  • Lemuel Ashley, who landed in Massachusetts in 1784
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ashley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Ashley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • L G Ashley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • B M Ashley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J Ashley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • P Ashley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Ashley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Samuel Ashley, who landed in Colorado in 1907

Ashley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mary Ashley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. William Ashley, U.E., United Empire Loyalist, (b. 1749) born in London, England, who settled in Township of Loborough, County of Frontenac c. 1783 married to Margaret Buck, William died on March 24, 1835 in Kingston, Ontario, leaving 10 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Ashley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Ashley, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • Mary Ashley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • James Ashley, aged 23, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849
  • James Ashley, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • John Ashley, aged 44, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Olivia"

Ashley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Ashley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863
  • Elizabeth Ashley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863
  • Alfred Ashley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863
  • Robert Ashley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863
  • John Ashley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Claramont" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashley (post 1700)



  • Thomas William Ludlow Ashley (1923-1955), American politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio (1955 to 1981)
  • Willmore Dewey Ashley (1886-1974), American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from New Ipswich, 1948
  • William Henry Ashley (1778-1838), American Democrat politician, Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1820-24; U.S. Representative from Missouri at-large, 1831-37
  • William E. Ashley, American politician, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1857-58, 1861-63
  • Robert T. Ashley, American politician, Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1904
  • Robert Gene Ashley (b. 1953), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1985-98, 2001-; Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2004, 2012
  • Robert M. Ashley (1890-1966), American Republican politician, Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Wayne County 4th District, 1933; Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1936
  • Mrs. Robert C. Ashley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1960
  • R. F. Ashley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1928
  • Rita Ashley, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State Board of Education 7th District, 2012
  • ... (Another 53 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ashley Historic Events


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Ashley Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert G Ashley (b. 1919), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Burslem, Staffordshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Ashley


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Suggested Readings for the name Ashley



  • Ashleys of the Old Colony: Based Upon the Research of R. Eugene Ashley, et al. by Robert E. Ashley.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Ashley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashley 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 28 November 2016 at 02:25.

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