of Lawress, parts of Lindsey.
The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashtrop research.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1190, 1550, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Ashtrop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Ashtrop has appeared include Asthorp, Astorpe, Ashtorp, Ashthorpe, Ashtropp, Ashthrupp, Ashtrop, Ashtrope, Astropp and many more.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ashtrop arrived in North America very early: 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..