The name Ayshemen is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Ayshemen was a name used for a an ancient Saxon name which meant warrior of the spear. Ash,
another ancient Saxon name meant spear.
Early Origins of the Ayshemen family
The surname Ayshemen was first found in the county of Wiltshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. Ash, in ancient Saxon meant "spear," therefore Ashman was a "spear warrior," and its ancient records are included in the Domesday Book
compiled by Duke William after his Conquest of England
in 1066. It shows them to have had manors and estates in Wiltshire.
Early History of the Ayshemen family
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Ayshemen Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Ayshemen include Aschman, Ashman, Asheman, Asman and others.
Early Notables of the Ayshemen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ayshemen family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Ayshemen were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: George Ashman who settled in Barbados in 1654; Henry Ashman settled in Philadelphia in 1754; and James Ashman arrived in Philadelphia in 1814. In Newfoundland the family is registered in St. John's, with George Ashman in 1816.