Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a an ancient Saxon name which meant warrior of the spear. Ash, another ancient Saxon name meant spear.
Early Origins of the Ashmend family
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.
Early History of the Ashmend family
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Ashmend Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Ashmend has appeared include Aschman, Ashman, Asheman, Asman and others.
Early Notables of the Ashmend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ashmend family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ashmend arrived in North America very early: George Ashman who settled in Barbados in 1654; Henry Ashman settled in Philadelphia in 1754; and James Ashman arrived in Philadelphia in 1814. In Newfoundland the family is registered in St. John's, with George Ashman in 1816.
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