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Rashleigh Early Origins



The surname Rashleigh 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Rashleigh Spelling Variations


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Rashleigh Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Rashleigh are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Rashleigh include: Rashleigh, Rashliegh, Rashly, Rashley and others.

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Rashleigh Early History


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Rashleigh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rashleigh 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 Rashleigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rashleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rashleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Rashleigh (1554-1624), an English merchant and Member of Parliament, High Sheriff of Cornwall 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 Rashleigh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rashleigh In Ireland


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Rashleigh In Ireland



Some of the Rashleigh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Rashleigh or a variant listed above:

Rashleigh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Rashleigh settled in New York in 1822

Rashleigh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William R. Rashleigh, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • Thomas Rashleigh, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • Caroline Rashleigh, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Caucasian"

Rashleigh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John J. Rashleigh, aged 25, a farm labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875
  • Priscilla Rashleigh, aged 24, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rashleigh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rashleigh (post 1700)



  • William Rashleigh (1841-1847), M.P. for Fowey in Cornwall
  • Philip Rashleigh FRS (1729-1811), English antiquary, mineral expert, and Member of the UK Parliament for Fowey in Cornwall
  • Philip Rashleigh (1729-1811), antiquary and Cornish squire
  • Philip Rashleigh, English mineral expert and Member of Parliament
  • Charles Rashleigh, English entrepreneur

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Rashleigh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rashleigh Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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