Aspinwall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Aspinwall family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found 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 Aspinwall family

The surname Aspinwall 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 Aspinwall family

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

Aspinwall Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Aspinwall include Aspinal, Aspinall, Aspinwall, Aspinwal, Aspinshaw, Aschmell, Ashmell, Asmall, Espinall, Espinwall, Espinshaw and many more.

Early Notables of the Aspinwall 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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United States Aspinwall migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Aspinwall or a variant listed above:

Aspinwall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Aspinwall, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
  • William Aspinwall, his wife Elisabeth and their daughter Mary Aspinwall, who settled in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1630
  • William Aspinwall (1605- c. 1662) an Englishman who immigrated to Boston aboard the Winthrop Fleet in 1630; he was a religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, in Rhode island, and returned to England in 1652
  • Peter Aspinwall, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1630 [1]
Aspinwall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Aspinwall, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Aspinwall (post 1700) +

  • Nan Jeanne Aspinwall Gable Lambell (1880-1964), American equestrian, the first woman to ride on horseback across North America alone (1910-1911)
  • Homer Franklin Aspinwall (1846-1919), American politician, farmer, and seaman, Member of the Illinois Senate (1892-1900)
  • William Henry Aspinwall (1807-1875), American businessman, founder of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, the Panama Railroad and co-founder of Howland & Aspinwall, a merchant firm in New York
  • Thomas Aspinwall, American politician, U.S. Consul in London, 1815-53 [2]
  • M. W. Aspinwall, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Washington; Elected 1906 [2]
  • Justine Aspinwall, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2000 [2]
  • Joseph M. Aspinwall (b. 1854), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 11th District, 1888-89, 1891; Member of New York State Senate 3rd District, 1892-93; Kings County Judge, 1896 [2]
  • Homer F. Aspinwall, American politician, Member of Illinois State Senate 12th District, 1893-1901 [2]
  • Francis H. Aspinwall, American politician, Representative from New York 34th District, 1968 [2]
  • Reginald Aspinwall (1858-1921), English landscape painter
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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