Ashthorp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Ashthorp family
The surname Ashthorp was first found in Lincolnshire at Aisthorpe, a parish, in the wapentake of Lawress, parts of Lindsey.  The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Important Dates for the Ashthorp family
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Ashthorp Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ashthorp have been found, including Asthorp, Astorpe, Ashtorp, Ashthorpe, Ashtropp, Ashthrupp, Ashtrop, Ashtrope, Astropp and many more.
Early Notables of the Ashthorp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ashthorp family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Ashthorp, or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.