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.
Early Origins of the Aswell family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Aswell family
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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.
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.
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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
Contemporary Notables of the name Aswell (post 1700)
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