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
, and Salop.
Early Origins of the Ashwill family
The surname Ashwill was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Ashwill family
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Ashwill 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.
Early Notables of the Ashwill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ashwill family to 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.
Migration of the Ashwill family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html