Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in one of the various settlements named Ashwell in the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, and Salop.
Early Origins of the Askwil family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Askwil family
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Askwil Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Askwil family name 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 Askwil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Askwil family to Ireland
Some of the Askwil family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Askwil family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Askwil surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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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