The name Aspinwale first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their 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 Aspinwale family
The surname Aspinwale 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
in 1066, they founded the town of Aspinall in that county.
Early History of the Aspinwale family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aspinwale research.Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1923, 1648, 1662 and 1732 are included under the topic Early Aspinwale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aspinwale 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 Aspinwale has appeared include Aspinal, Aspinall, Aspinwall, Aspinwal, Aspinshaw, Aschmell, Ashmell, Asmall, Espinall, Espinwall, Espinshaw and many more.
Early Notables of the Aspinwale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aspinwale family to the New World and Oceana
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 Aspinwale arrived in North America very early: Edward Aspinwall, who arrived in Salem, MA in 1630; William Aspinwall, his wife Elisabeth and their daughter Mary Aspinwall, who came to Charlestown, MA in 1630.