Early Origins of the Rashleig family
The surname Rashleig 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 Rashleig family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rashleig research.Another 180 words (13 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 Rashleig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rashleig Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Rashleig has been spelled many different ways, including Rashleigh, Rashliegh, Rashly, Rashley and others.
Early Notables of the Rashleig 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 Rashleig Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rashleig family to Ireland
Some of the Rashleig family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Rashleig family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Rashleigs to arrive in North America: Charles Rashleigh settled in New York in 1822.