The name Ashpool is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Aspall
, a parish near Debenham in the county of Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Ashpool family
The surname Ashpool was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Ashpool family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashpool 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 Ashpool History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ashpool Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Ashpool are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Ashpool include: Aspall, Aspell, Asphal, Aspal, Asspall, Aspill and many more.
Early Notables of the Ashpool family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ashpool family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ashpool or a variant listed above: John and James Aspill, who sailed to Delaware in 1785.