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The Anglo-Saxon name Aswell comes from when the family resided in one of the various settlements named Ashwell in the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, and Salop.

Aswell Early Origins



The surname Aswell was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Aswell Spelling Variations


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Aswell 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 Aswell include Ashwell, Aswell, Ashewell, Aishwell, Ayshwell, Aswell, Ashwall, Askwell, Ashwill, Askwill, Ayskwell, Eshwell, Eswell, Eskwell, Eskwill, Aeshwell, Eskwalle, Eshwall and many more.

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Aswell Early History


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Aswell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aswell research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1612, 1695 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Aswell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aswell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aswell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aswell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aswell In Ireland


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Aswell In Ireland



Some of the Aswell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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:

Aswell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Aswell, who arrived in Virginia in 1649

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aswell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aswell (post 1700)



  • James Benjamin Aswell (1869-1931), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Louisiana 8th District, 1913-31

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Aswell Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Aswell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aswell 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 October 2015 at 15:03.

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