Early Origins of the Rashlee family
The surname Rashlee was first found in Devon
at Rashleigh "in the parish of Wemworthy, gave name [to] this ancient family , the elder line of which became extinct in the reign of Henry VII. John Rashleigh, a merchant of Fowley, was the first who settled in Cornwall
, and was in fact founder of the present family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Rashlee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rashlee research.Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1545, 1580, 1554, 1624, 1608, 1591, 1675, 1614, 1675, 1619, 1693, 1661 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Rashlee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rashlee 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 Rashlee include Rashleigh, Rashliegh, Rashly, Rashley and others.
Early Notables of the Rashlee family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Rashleigh (1554-1624), an English merchant and Member of Parliament, High Sheriff
in 1608; Jonathan Rashleigh (1591-1675), an English merchant and politician who sat in... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rashlee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rashlee family to Ireland
Some of the Rashlee family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Rashlee family to the New World and Oceana
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 Rashlee or a variant listed above: Charles Rashleigh settled in New York in 1822.