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The history of the Ashwel family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in one of the various settlements named Ashwell in the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, and Salop.

Ashwel Early Origins



The surname Ashwel was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Ashwel Spelling Variations


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Ashwel Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Ashwel include Ashwell, Aswell, Ashewell, Aishwell, Ayshwell, Aswell, Ashwall, Askwell, Ashwill, Askwill, Ayskwell, Eshwell, Eswell, Eskwell, Eskwill, Aeshwell, Eskwalle, Eshwall and many more.

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Ashwel Early History


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Ashwel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashwel research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1612, 1695 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Ashwel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashwel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashwel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashwel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashwel In Ireland


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Ashwel In Ireland



Some of the Ashwel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ashwel or a variant listed above: Ann Ashwell who settled in Virginia in 1650; Henry settled in Virginia 1639; Mary settled in Virginia in 1652; William settled in Virginia in 1653.

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