Ashmall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ashmall family

The surname Ashmall was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. One source claims the name is related to the name Ashmore as both hail from Wednesfield, Staffordshire. [1]

Early History of the Ashmall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashmall research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1552, 1575, 1588, 1613, 1686, 1617, 1692, 1660, 1617, 1638, 1641, 1642, 1644, 1668, 1677 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Ashmall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ashmall 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 Ashmall 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 Ashmall include: Ashmole, Ashmoal, Ashmoll, Ashmull, Ashmall and others.

Early Notables of the Ashmall family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Elias Ashmole (1617-1692), an English antiquary, politician, officer of arms, astrologer and student of alchemy. He was a Royalist during the English Civil War, and after the Restoration, he was appointed to the College of Arms as Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary in June 1660. Upon his death, his antiquarian library and priceless manuscripts were donated to the University of Oxford to create the Ashmolean Museum. He was born at Lichfield 23 May 1617, where his father "though following the trade of a saddler, was a man of good family who had seen much...
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Migration of the Ashmall family

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 Ashmall or a variant listed above: Ada Ashmele, aged 11, who arrived at Ellis Island from London, England, in 1923; Annie Ashmele, aged 35, who arrived at Ellis Island from London, England, in 1923.



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)


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