Ashmull History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ashmull family

The surname Ashmull 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 Ashmull family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashmull research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1552, 1575, 1588, 1613, 1686, 1617, 1692, 1660, 1617, 1638, 1641, 1642, 1644, 1668, 1677 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Ashmull History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ashmull Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ashmull include Ashmole, Ashmoal, Ashmoll, Ashmull, Ashmall and others.

Early Notables of the Ashmull 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 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...
Another 191 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashmull Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Ashmull family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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)


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