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The Ashwood surname is derived from the Old English words "oesc," meaning ash, and "wudu," meaning wood. It comes from the class of local names, or names that are based on where the original bearer of the name lived. Ashwood may have originally been born by someone who lived by an ash wood, or the name may have come from a village or place so called. In some instances, the name may be a spelling variation of Ashworth.

Ashwood Early Origins



The surname Ashwood was first found in Lancashire.

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Ashwood Spelling Variations


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Ashwood 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 Ashwood include Ashwood, Ashwode, Assewode, Asswode, Asswood and others.

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Ashwood Early History


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Ashwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashwood research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1602, 1622, 1680, 1657 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Ashwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ashwood Notables 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 Ashwood or a variant listed above:

Ashwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Ashwood, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
  • Richard Ashwood, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Ashwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Ashwood, an emigrant in bondage, who arrived in America in 1713

Ashwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Ashwood, aged 33, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • Mrs H C C Ashwood, aged 45, who arrived in America, in 1894

Ashwood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bessie Ashwood, aged 42, who arrived in America from Turnbridge, Eng., in 1903
  • Sarah Ashwood, aged 25, who arrived in America from Belfast, in 1904
  • Amy Ashwood, aged 17, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1910
  • Philip Ashwood, aged 48, who arrived in America, in 1919
  • Grace Ashwood, aged 27, who arrived in America from Johnstone, Scotland, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ashwood Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mervyn Ashwood, aged 31, who arrived in Canada, in 1915

Ashwood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Aaron Ashwood, English convict from Shropshire, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashwood (post 1700)



  • William Michael Ashwood, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Austin, Texas, 1981, 1985, 1988
  • Albert Ashwood (b. 1959), American emergency management official, Director of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (1997-)
  • Paul Ashwood, English-born associate professor of immunology at the MIND Institute at the University of California Davis
  • Jessica Ashwood (b. 1993), Australian swimmer at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. 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.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Ashwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashwood 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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