Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in one of the various settlements named Ashwell in the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, and Salop.
Early Origins of the Askwel family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Askwel family
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Askwel Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Askwel include 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 Askwel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Askwel family to Ireland
Some of the Askwel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Askwel family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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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