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The Aspin name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from 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.

Aspin Early Origins



The surname Aspin 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.

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Aspin Spelling Variations


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Aspin Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Aspin has undergone many spelling variations, including Aspinal, Aspinall, Aspinwall, Aspinwal, Aspinshaw, Aschmell, Ashmell, Asmall, Espinall, Espinwall, Espinshaw and many more.

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Aspin Early History


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Aspin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aspin research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1923, 1648, 1662 and 1732 are included under the topic Early Aspin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aspin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aspin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aspin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Aspin were among those contributors:

Aspin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Aspin, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aspin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aspin (post 1700)



  • Leslie Aspin (1938-1995), American Democrat politician, Rhodes scholar; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1971-93; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1993-94

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Aspin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aspin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 October 2015 at 15:03.

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