The earliest origins of the Assemynd surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a an ancient Saxon name which meant warrior of the spear. Ash,
another ancient Saxon name meant spear.
Early Origins of the Assemynd family
The surname Assemynd was first found in the county of 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 Assemynd family
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Assemynd 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 Assemynd 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. The variations of the name Assemynd include: Aschman, Ashman, Asheman, Asman and others.
Early Notables of the Assemynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Assemynd 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 Assemynd or a variant listed above: 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.