The ancestors of the name Ayshewell date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in one of the various settlements named Ashwell
in the counties of Essex
, and Salop.
Early Origins of the Ayshewell family
The surname Ayshewell was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Ayshewell family
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Ayshewell Spelling Variations
Ayshewell has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Ayshewell have been found, including 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 Ayshewell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ayshewell family to Ireland
Some of the Ayshewell 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 Ayshewell family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Ayshewells to arrive on North American shores: Ann Ashwell who settled in Virginia in 1650; Henry settled in Virginia 1639; Mary settled in Virginia in 1652; William settled in Virginia in 1653.