Anglo-Saxon name Hespinall come from when the family resided 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 Hespinall family
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 Hespinall family
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Hespinall Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hespinall has been recorded under many different variations, including Aspinal, Aspinall, Aspinwall, Aspinwal, Aspinshaw, Aschmell, Ashmell, Asmall, Espinall, Espinwall, Espinshaw and many more.
Early Notables of the Hespinall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hespinall family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hespinall or a variant listed above: Edward Aspinwall, who arrived in Salem, MA in 1630; William Aspinwall, his wife Elisabeth and their daughter Mary Aspinwall, who came to Charlestown, MA in 1630.
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