The name Asquithey is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in North Yorkshire
, where they took their name from the village of Askwith.
The place-name is derived from the Old English word askvior,
which means dweller near the ash wood.
Early Origins of the Asquithey family
The surname Asquithey was first found in Yorkshire
, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Asquithey family
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Asquithey Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Asquithey are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Asquithey include: Asquith, Askwith and others.
Early Notables of the Asquithey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Asquithey family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Asquithey or a variant listed above: Charles, Jacob, Robert, Samuel, and William Asquith, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1858 and 1875.