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Where did the English Assman family come from? What is the English Assman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Assman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Assman family history?The name Assman was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a an ancient Saxon name which meant warrior of the spear. Ash, another ancient Saxon name meant spear.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Assman include Aschman, Ashman, Asheman, Asman and others.
First found in the county of Wiltshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Ash, in ancient Saxon meant "spear," therefore Ashman was a "spear warrior," and its ancient records are included in the Domesday Book compiled by Duke William after his Conquest of England in 1066. It shows them to have had manors and estates in Wiltshire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Assman research. Another 224 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1916 is included under the topic Early Assman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Assman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Assman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Assman Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Assman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Assman 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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