Assman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Assman was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a an ancient Saxon name which meant warrior of the spear. Ash, another ancient Saxon name meant spear.
Early Origins of the Assman family
The surname Assman 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 Assman family
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Assman Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Assman include Aschman, Ashman, Asheman, Asman and others.
Early Notables of the Assman family (pre 1700)
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Assman migration to the United States +
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Assman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mathias Assman, who was naturalized in Detroit in 1844
Assman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Arthur Benno Assman, who arrived in Colorado in 1907 
Contemporary Notables of the name Assman (post 1700) +
- Richard Arthur "Dick" Assman (1934-2016), Canadian gas station employee whose surname made him famous on the Late Show with David Letterman in 1995
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)