Show ContentsAspell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Aspell first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Aspall, a parish near Debenham in the county of Suffolk.

Early Origins of the Aspell family

The surname Aspell was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Aspell family

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Aspell Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Aspell has appeared include Aspall, Aspell, Asphal, Aspal, Asspall, Aspill and many more.

Early Notables of the Aspell family

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United States Aspell migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Aspell arrived in North America very early:

Aspell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard Aspell, who landed in New York in 1807 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Aspell (post 1700) +

  • Tom Aspell (1950-2013), New Zealand-born, American television news producer, foreign correspondent, and cameraman who worked for NBC for 28 years

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook