Astleford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Astleford comes from when the family resided in Yorkshire, where the surname is derived from the place-name Castleford in the West Riding. The place-name is derived from the Old English terms ceaster and forda, meaning fort and ford, respectively.
Early Origins of the Astleford family
The surname Astleford was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Astleford family
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Astleford 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 Astleford include Castelford, Casselford, Castleford and others.
Early Notables of the Astleford family (pre 1700)
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Astleford migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Astleford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Astleford, aged 22, a ploughman, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion" 
- ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1854.shtml