Ashpoll is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in Aspall
, a parish near Debenham in the county of Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Ashpoll family
The surname Ashpoll was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Ashpoll family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashpoll research.Another 497 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1275, 1300, 1320, 1330, 1323, 1529 and 1520 are included under the topic Early Ashpoll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ashpoll Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Ashpoll family name include Aspall, Aspell, Asphal, Aspal, Asspall, Aspill and many more.
Early Notables of the Ashpoll family (pre 1700)
Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashpoll Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ashpoll family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Ashpoll surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John and James Aspill, who sailed to Delaware in 1785.