Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a an ancient Saxon name which meant warrior of the spear. Ash, another ancient Saxon name meant spear.
Early Origins of the Asseham family
Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Ash, in ancient Saxon meant "spear," therefore Ashman was a "spear warrior," and its ancient records are included in the Domesday Book compiled by Duke William after his Conquest of England in 1066. It shows them to have had manors and estates in Wiltshire.
Early History of the Asseham family
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Asseham Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Aschman, Ashman, Asheman, Asman and others.
Early Notables of the Asseham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Asseham 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 Asseham were among those contributors: George Ashman who settled in Barbados in 1654; Henry Ashman settled in Philadelphia in 1754; and James Ashman arrived in Philadelphia in 1814. In Newfoundland the family is registered in St. John's, with George Ashman in 1816.
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