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The origins of the Ashwin name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in one of the various settlements named Ashwell in the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, and Salop.

Ashwin Early Origins



The surname Ashwin 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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Ashwin Spelling Variations


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Ashwin Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Ashwin were recorded, 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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Ashwin Early History


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Ashwin Early History



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

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Ashwin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashwin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Ashwin In Ireland


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Ashwin In Ireland



Some of the Ashwin 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ashwin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Ashwin, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"
  • Alfred Ashwin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Andromache" in 1850
  • Edward Ashwin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Andromache" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashwin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashwin (post 1700)



  • Roy G. Ashwin, American politician, Farmer-Labor Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Oakland County 2nd District, 1936
  • Chris Ashwin (b. 1987), English rugby union player from Gloucester
  • Bernard Carl Ashwin (1896-1975), New Zealand senior public servant and economist

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Ashwin Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ashwin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashwin 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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