Aspin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Aspin family

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.

Early History of the Aspin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aspin research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1923, 1648, 1662, 1662 and 1732 are included under the topic Early Aspin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Aspin 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...
Another 28 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.


United States Aspin migration to the United States +

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, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]

Australia Aspin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Aspin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Aspin, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Emerald Isle" on 25th June 1842, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Aspin (post 1700) +

  • Leslie Aspin (1938-1995), American Democratic Party politician, Rhodes scholar; U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1971-93; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1993-94 [3]


  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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 27th March 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/emily
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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