Ashmell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Ashmell begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the settlement of Aspinwall, which was in the parish of Aughton in Lancashire county. The name Aspinwall literally means the aspen-well, referring to a well near a grove of aspen trees.

Early Origins of the Ashmell family

The surname Ashmell was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat for many centuries, and where, at an early time, probably well before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, they founded the town of Aspinall in that county.

Important Dates for the Ashmell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashmell research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1923, 1648, 1662, 1662 and 1732 are included under the topic Early Ashmell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ashmell Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ashmell has undergone many spelling variations, including Aspinal, Aspinall, Aspinwall, Aspinwal, Aspinshaw, Aschmell, Ashmell, Asmall, Espinall, Espinwall, Espinshaw and many more.

Early Notables of the Ashmell family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Aspinwall ( fl. 1648-1662), a nonconformist English minister ejected in 1662, "of the Lancashire Aspinwalls, and so has a gleam on his name...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashmell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Ashmell family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ashmell were among those contributors: Edward Aspinwall, who arrived in Salem, MA in 1630; William Aspinwall, his wife Elisabeth and their daughter Mary Aspinwall, who came to Charlestown, MA in 1630.

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