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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Ashmead come from its first bearer, who was a an ancient Saxon name which meant warrior of the spear. Ash, another ancient Saxon name meant spear.

Ashmead Early Origins



The surname Ashmead 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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Ashmead Spelling Variations


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Ashmead Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Ashmead has been spelled many different ways, including Aschman, Ashman, Asheman, Asman and others.

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Ashmead Early History


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Ashmead Early History



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

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Ashmead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashmead Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ashmead 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Ashmeads to arrive in North America:

Ashmead Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ashmead, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashmead (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashmead (post 1700)



  • Warren B. Ashmead, American Republican politician, Chair of Queens County Republican Party, 1939-42; Member of New York Republican State Executive Committee, 1945
  • John Wayne Ashmead, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1849-54
  • John Ashmead, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1952
  • Fred Ashmead, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 138th District, 2004

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ashmead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashmead 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 18 October 2015 at 07:43.

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