Early Origins of the Rashliegh family
The surname Rashliegh 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 Rashliegh family
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Rashliegh Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Rashliegh has been recorded under many different variations, including Rashleigh, Rashliegh, Rashly, Rashley and others.
Early Notables of the Rashliegh 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 Rashliegh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rashliegh family to Ireland
Some of the Rashliegh family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Rashliegh 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 Rashliegh or a variant listed above: Charles Rashleigh settled in New York in 1822.