Aspen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The origins of the Aspen name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Aspen was originally derived from a family having lived in the settlement of Aspinwall, which was in the parish of Aughton in Lancashire county. The name Aspinwall literally means the aspen-well, referring to a well near a grove of aspen trees.
Early Origins of the Aspen family
The surname Aspen was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat for many centuries, and where, at an early time, probably well before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, they founded the town of Aspinall in that county.
Important Dates for the Aspen family
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Aspen Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few 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 Aspen include Aspinal, Aspinall, Aspinwall, Aspinwal, Aspinshaw, Aschmell, Ashmell, Asmall, Espinall, Espinwall, Espinshaw and many more.
Early Notables of the Aspen family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include William Aspinwall ( fl. 1648-1662), a nonconformist English minister ejected in 1662, "of the Lancashire Aspinwalls, and so has a gleam on his name...
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Aspen migration to the United States
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:
Aspen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Martin Aspen, who landed in Virginia in 1714 
Aspen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Richard Aspen, who arrived in New York in 1807 
- Christopher Aspen, who landed in New York in 1807 
Aspen migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Aspen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Kitty Aspen, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
Contemporary Notables of the name Aspen (post 1700)
- Marvin E. Aspen (b. 1934), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 1979- 
Historic Events for the Aspen family
- Frank Aspen (d. 1945), British Petty Officer aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking 
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html