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The Anglo-Saxon name Ashmore comes from when the family resided in the counties of Dorset and Wiltshire. The family name Ash is of topographical derivation and indicates that members of the family once lived in close proximity to an ash tree.

Ashmore Early Origins



The surname Ashmore was first found in the counties of Dorset and Wiltshire in the south of England, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. The Ash in this case was in ancient Saxon a spear, and became the name of one who was adept in the handling of a spear.

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Ashmore Spelling Variations


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Ashmore 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. Ashmore has been recorded under many different variations, including Ashmore, Ashmoor, Aschmoor, Aschmore and others.

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Ashmore Early History


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Ashmore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashmore research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashmore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashmore Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ashmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashmore In Ireland


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Ashmore In Ireland



Some of the Ashmore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Ashmore or a variant listed above:

Ashmore Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Ashmore, who arrived in Maryland in 1633
  • William Ashmore settled in Maryland in 1634
  • John Ashmore settled in Maryland in 1634
  • Anthony Ashmore settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Anthony Ashmore, aged 33, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ashmore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Ashmore, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Elizabeth Ashmore settled in Maryland in 1727
  • John Ashmore, who landed in Georgia in 1749

Ashmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S Ashmore, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Ashmore Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Ashmore arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
  • Rose Ashmore arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849
  • William Ashmore, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"
  • Joseph Ashmore, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis"
  • Susan Ashmore, aged 19, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Switzerland"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashmore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashmore (post 1700)



  • William L. Ashmore, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1861-81
  • Thomas Ashmore, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1900
  • John Durant Ashmore (1819-1871), American Democrat politician, Member of South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1848-53; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1859-60
  • Clinton N. Ashmore, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, 1961-69, 1975-76
  • James N. Ashmore (1879-1944), American football, basketball, and baseball coach
  • Frank Ashmore (1945-1983), American actor, best known for his role as Martin in the 1983 NBC miniseries V
  • Robert Thomas Ashmore (1904-1989), American politician, U.S. Representative from South Carolina
  • Harry Scott Ashmore (1916-1998), American journalist awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his editorials in 1957
  • James Charles Ashmore (b. 1986), English footballer
  • Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Beckwith Ashmore GCB DSC (1919-2016), British Royal Navy officer, Chief of the Defence Staff, First Sea Lord, Commander-in-Chief Fleet
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ashmore Historic Events


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Ashmore Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. James R Ashmore, British Ordnance Artificer 4th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cave adsum
Motto Translation: Beware I am here.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ashmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashmore Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 May 2016 at 14:07.

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