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. 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 Ashmoll family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashmoll 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 Ashmoll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 (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 Ashmoll Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ashmoll family to the New World and Oceana
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.