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The ancestry of the name Ashwill dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in one of the various settlements named Ashwell in the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, and Salop.

Ashwill Early Origins



The surname Ashwill 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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Ashwill Spelling Variations


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Ashwill 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 Ashwill have been found, including 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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Ashwill Early History


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Ashwill Early History



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

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Ashwill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashwill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Ashwill In Ireland


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Ashwill In Ireland



Some of the Ashwill 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



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 Ashwill, 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashwill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashwill (post 1700)



  • George B. Ashwill, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windsor, 1910, 1912

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Ashwill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashwill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 October 2015 at 14:56.

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