The lineage of the name Assewell begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in one of the various settlements named Ashwell
in the counties of Essex
, and Salop.
Early Origins of the Assewell family
The surname Assewell was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Assewell family
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Assewell 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 Assewell has undergone many spelling variations
, including Ashwell, Aswell, Ashewell, Aishwell, Ayshwell, Aswell, Ashwall, Askwell, Ashwill, Askwill, Ayskwell, Eshwell, Eswell, Eskwell, Eskwill, Aeshwell, Eskwalle, Eshwall and many more.
Early Notables of the Assewell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Assewell family to Ireland
Some of the Assewell family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Assewell 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 Assewell were among those contributors: Ann Ashwell who settled in Virginia in 1650; Henry settled in Virginia 1639; Mary settled in Virginia in 1652; William settled in Virginia in 1653.