Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Dashwould family once lived in Dashwood, and held a family seat at Cockley Cley. The place-name literally means de Ashwood, which in the English form is Ashwood. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) After the Norman Conquest, the usual preposition was de, which was used in both English and French place-names. In French names beginning with a vowel, the de was often merged with the name. The bearer of this surname lived by or in an area of forest that contained ash trees.
Early Origins of the Dashwould family
Norfolk at Cockley Cley, a small village and parish. However, some of the family were found at Kirtlington in Oxfordshire in early days. "The east end of the south aisle forms the sepulchral chapel of the Dashwood family, who have a mansion in the parish [of Kirtlington]." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Dashwould family
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Dashwould Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dashwould family name include Dashwood, Dashwoode and others.
Early Notables of the Dashwould family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dashwould family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Dashwould surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Mary, Robert, Sophia, Thomas and Thomas Junior Dashwood all arrived in New York in 1820.
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