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Early Origins of the Ashmele family

The surname Ashmele 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 Ashmele family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashmele 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 Ashmele History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ashmele Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ashmele include Ashmole, Ashmoal, Ashmoll, Ashmull, Ashmall and others.

Early Notables of the Ashmele 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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United States Ashmele migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Ashmele Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ada Ashmele, aged 11, who landed in America from London, England, in 1923
  • Annie Ashmele, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1923
  • Simon Ashmele, aged 14, who settled in America 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) on Facebook