Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Asselstine family once lived in one of a variety of similarly-named places. The settlement of Heselden is in Durham, while Haselden is in Sussex. Haslingden is in Lancashire, Hazeldon Farm is in Wiltshire, and Hazelton is in Gloucestershire. The surname Asselstine belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Asselstine family
Sussex at ancient manor in or near Dallington. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. The name is derived from the Old English words hoesel + denu, which mean "Hazel" + "valley." CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8) Hazleton Abbey was an abbey in Gloucestershire.
Early History of the Asselstine family
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Asselstine Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Asselstine family name include Hazeltine, Hazelton, Hazletine, Hasleden, Hazleton, Haseltine, Haselton, Hasletine, Haslett, Aseltine and many more.
Early Notables of the Asselstine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Asselstine family to Ireland
Some of the Asselstine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Asselstine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Asselstine Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The Asselstine Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pro aris et focis
Motto Translation: For our altars and our homes
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