Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in one of the various settlements named Ashwell in the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, and Salop.
Early Origins of the Eshwel family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Eshwel family
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Eshwel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Eshwel 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 Eshwel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eshwel family to Ireland
Some of the Eshwel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eshwel family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Eshwel, or a variant listed above: 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.
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