Aslack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Aslack family

The surname Aslack was first found in North Yorkshire at Aislaby, a hamlet and civil parish near the town of Pickering. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Asuluesbi. [1]

The place name literally means "farmstead or village of a man called Asulfr," from the Old Scandinavian personal name + "by." [2]

"There was anciently a chapel dedicated to St. Thomas the Martyr, which was founded by William de Aslakby (now Aislaby) and Agnes his wife, in 1313." [3]

Aislaby is also a village and civil parish in the Scarborough district and finally Aislaby is a small village and civil parish on the north bank of the River Tees within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees in County Durham. Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands and village of Aislaby, held by Richard Surdeval, a Norman noble, who was recorded in the Domesday Book.

Important Dates for the Aslack family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aslack research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1510, 1600, 1487, 1564, 1670, 1742, 1670, 1674 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Aslack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aslack Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Aslack has been recorded under many different variations, including Aislaby, Aislakby, Aislackby, Aslakeby, Aislabie, Aslaby and many more.

Early Notables of the Aslack family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Aislabie (1670-1742), English statesman and politician, was baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate, York, 7 Dec. 1670. "He was the fourth son of George Aislabie, principal registrar of the archiepiscopal court of York, by his second wife, Mary. His father...
Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aslack Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Aslack family

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Aslacks were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: John Aislabee, who settled in Massachusetts in 1692.

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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