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Early Origins of the Ashmoll family

The surname Ashmoll 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 Ashmoll family

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Ashmoll Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ashmoll has been recorded under many different variations, including Ashmole, Ashmoal, Ashmoll, Ashmull, Ashmall and others.

Early Notables of the Ashmoll family

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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Migration of the Ashmoll family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ashmoll or a variant listed above: 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.

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8) on Facebook