Espin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Espin family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the settlement of Aspinwall, which was in the parish of Aughton in Lancashire county. The name Aspinwall literally means the aspen-well, referring to a well near a grove of aspen trees.

Early Origins of the Espin family

The surname Espin was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat for many centuries, and where, at an early time, probably well before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, they founded the town of Aspinall in that county.

Early History of the Espin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Espin research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1923, 1648, 1662, 1662 and 1732 are included under the topic Early Espin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Espin Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Espin include Aspinal, Aspinall, Aspinwall, Aspinwal, Aspinshaw, Aschmell, Ashmell, Asmall, Espinall, Espinwall, Espinshaw and many more.

Early Notables of the Espin family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Aspinwall (fl. 1648-1662), a nonconformist English minister ejected in 1662, "of the Lancashire Aspinwalls, and so has a gleam on his name...
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United States Espin migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Espin or a variant listed above:

Espin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Meliton Espin, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1858 [1]
  • Loleta Espin, aged 12, who landed in America, in 1893
Espin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Maria Luisa Espin, aged 3, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Vicente Espin, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1917
  • Joseph Espin, aged 41, who immigrated to America, in 1917
  • Manuel Espin, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Frederick Charles Espin, aged 35, who landed in America from Epsom, England, in 1924

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook