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Ashwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Ashwell name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in one of the various settlements named Ashwell in the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, and Salop.

Early Origins of the Ashwell family


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

Early History of the Ashwell family


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Ashwell Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ashwell has undergone many spelling variations, including Ashwell, Aswell, Ashewell, Aishwell, Ayshwell, Aswell, Ashwall, Askwell, Ashwill, Askwill, Ayskwell, Eshwell, Eswell, Eskwell, Eskwill, Aeshwell, Eskwalle, Eshwall and many more.

Early Notables of the Ashwell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ashwell family to Ireland


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Migration of the Ashwell family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ashwell were among those contributors:

Ashwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Ashwell, who settled in Virginia 1639
  • Henry Ashwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anne Ashwell, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ann Ashwell who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Mary Ashwell, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ashwell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephen Ashwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Ashwell, who landed in Virginia in 1717 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Ashwell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Moses Ashwell, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Mary George Ashwell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Northumberland" in 1850 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Northumberland 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Northumberland.gif

Ashwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • B Ashwell, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
  • Edward Ashwell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Joseph Ashwell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Ashwell (post 1700)


  • Major Arthur Ashwell,
  • Gilbert Ashwell (b. 1916), biochemist at the National Institutes of Health

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NORTHUMBERLAND 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Northumberland.gif

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