Early Origins of the Ashmoal family
The surname Ashmoal was first found in Staffordshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Ashmoal family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashmoal research.Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1455, 1487, 1617, 1692 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Ashmoal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ashmoal Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ashmoal family name include Ashmole, Ashmoal, Ashmoll, Ashmull, Ashmall and others.
Early Notables of the Ashmoal 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... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashmoal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ashmoal family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Ashmoal surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Ada Ashmele, aged 11, who arrived at Ellis Island
from London, England
, in 1923; Annie Ashmele, aged 35, who arrived at Ellis Island
from London, England, in 1923.