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The history of the name Ashman begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a an ancient Saxon name which meant warrior of the spear. Ash, another ancient Saxon name meant spear.

Ashman Early Origins



The surname Ashman was first found in the county of Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Ash, in ancient Saxon meant "spear," therefore Ashman was a "spear warrior," and its ancient records are included in the Domesday Book compiled by Duke William after his Conquest of England in 1066. It shows them to have had manors and estates in Wiltshire.

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Ashman Spelling Variations


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Ashman 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 Ashman 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. The variations of the name Ashman include: Aschman, Ashman, Asheman, Asman and others.

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Ashman Early History


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Ashman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashman research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 191 and 1916 are included under the topic Early Ashman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ashman 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Ashman or a variant listed above:

Ashman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Ashman who settled in Barbados in 1654
  • George Ashman, who landed in Maryland in 1670

Ashman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Ashman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • J Henry Ashman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Henry Ashman settled in Philadelphia in 1754

Ashman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Ashman arrived in Philadelphia in 1814
  • Wolfgang Ashman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • James Ashman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860

Ashman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Ashman is registered in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Thomas Ashman, married in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1833 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Thomas Ashman was a merchant of Herring Neck, Newfoundland in 1871 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashman (post 1700)



  • W. T. Ashman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1868
  • R. Frederick Ashman, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Warren; Elected 1918
  • Anastasia M. Ashman (b. 1964), American author
  • Howard Ashman (1950-1991), American playwright and movie music lyricist
  • Ron Ashman (1926-2004), English footballer
  • Matthew Ashman (1950-1995), English guitarist, best known for his work with Adam and the Ants
  • John Ashman (b. 1936), former English cricketer
  • George Allan Ashman (1928-2002), English footballer
  • Sir Herbert Ashman, English noble, created 1st Baronet Ashman in 1907
  • Rod Ashman (b. 1954), retired Australian rules footballer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ashman Historic Events


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Ashman Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Henry Clifford Ashman, American 3rd Class passenger from Butte, Montana, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Ashman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Ashman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashman 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.

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