Asmand is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes. It is a name for a an ancient Saxon name which meant warrior of the spear. Ash,
another ancient Saxon name meant spear.
Early Origins of the Asmand family
The surname Asmand was first found in the county of Wiltshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. Ash, in ancient Saxon meant "spear," therefore Ashman was a "spear warrior," and its ancient records are included in the Domesday Book
compiled by Duke William after his Conquest of England
in 1066. It shows them to have had manors and estates in Wiltshire.
Early History of the Asmand family
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Asmand Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Asmand has been recorded under many different variations, including Aschman, Ashman, Asheman, Asman and others.
Early Notables of the Asmand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Asmand family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Asmand or a variant listed above: George Ashman who settled in Barbados in 1654; Henry Ashman settled in Philadelphia in 1754; and James Ashman arrived in Philadelphia in 1814. In Newfoundland the family is registered in St. John's, with George Ashman in 1816.