Asplin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Asplin family

The surname Asplin was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when Absolon, son of Apsolon, held estates in that shire in 1199.

Early History of the Asplin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Asplin research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1281, 1302, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Asplin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Asplin 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 Asplin include Absolom, Absalom, Absalon, Absolon, Apsolon, Apslom, Abslom, Asplin, Aspenlon, Aspland, Asplen, Aspling, Aspenlon and many more.

Early Notables of the Asplin family (pre 1700)

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Australia Asplin migration to Australia +

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

Asplin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Asplin, English convict from Bedford, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]
  • Sackfield Asplin, aged 36, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana" [2]
  • Jacob Asplin, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"


  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Sultana.htm


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