The name Asholay belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in the parishes named Ashley
, Wilts, Cambridge. The name developed in many counties in England
and it represent one of the few names that may have developed simultaneously in several different counties. The family name Ashley
is a variant of the surname Ash,
which is of topographical derivation and indicates that members of the family once lived in close proximity to an ash tree.
Early Origins of the Asholay family
The surname Asholay was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. They were found in many counties in England
, and represent one of the few names which may have developed simultaneously in several different counties. They moved southward and appeared in Somerset
, and Dorset.
Early History of the Asholay family
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Asholay Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Asholay include Ashley, Ashly, Astley and others.
Early Notables of the Asholay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Asholay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Asholay were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Ann Ashley in 1624 who settled in Virginia; Edward settled in Maine in 1630; another Edward settled in Salem, Massachusetts; Mary settled in Virginia in 1634.