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. 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 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Ashmall family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashmall research.Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1455, 1487, 1617, 1692 and 1660 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... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashmall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ashmall family to the New World and Oceana
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.