The Aspyn 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 Aspyn family
The surname Aspyn 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 Aspyn family
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Aspyn 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 Aspyn has undergone many spelling variations
, including Aspinal, Aspinall, Aspinwall, Aspinwal, Aspinshaw, Aschmell, Ashmell, Asmall, Espinall, Espinwall, Espinshaw and many more.
Early Notables of the Aspyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aspyn family to the New World and Oceana
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 Aspyn were among those contributors: 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.