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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.

Astleford Early Origins



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.

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Astleford Spelling Variations


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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.

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Astleford Early History


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Astleford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Astleford research. Another 300 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1585 is included under the topic Early Astleford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Astleford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Astleford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Astleford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1854.shtml

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Citations



  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1854.shtml

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Astleford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Astleford Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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