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
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.
Early History of 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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Migration of the Astleford family to the New World and Oceana
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" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1854.shtml