name Aswell comes from when the family resided in one of the various settlements named Ashwell
in the counties of Essex
, and Salop.
Early Origins of the Aswell family
The surname Aswell was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Aswell family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Aswell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aswell family to 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.
Migration of the Aswell family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html