Last name: Ashby

This is a locational name which derives from one of the several places in England called Ashby or from residence at a farm (byr) amongst ash trees or owned by one called "Ash". In this case "Ash" is a personal name which like "byr" or "by" is of Norse-Viking origins, from the pre 9th Century period. The name is frequently found in the Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and East Midlands region, an area which was long under Norse influence. In the modern idiom the name has four variant spellings; Ashby, Ashbe, Ashbee, and Ashbey. One group of Ashby's trace their ancestry back to William de Ashby (1240 - 1299) Lord of the Manor of Ashby Magna, Leicester, whilst George Ashby (circa 1475) was Clerk to King Henry VI. Sir John Ashby (deceased 1693) was Admiral of the Blue and fought at Bantry Bay in 1668. Examples of church recordings include Jacob Ashbee, the son of William and Anne, who was christened at Rochester, Kent on April 10th 1660, and John Ashbee, a witness at Herne Bay, Kent on July 13th 1794. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Robert de Aschebi, which was dated 1200, in the Court of Pleas, Norfolk, during the reign of King John, nicknamed "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Jacob
My 2nd great grandmother was Elizabeth Sarah Ashby born in 1879 in St.Lukes, London, England. She was the daughter of Charles Ashby a carman and Sarah Lee. The family lived at 27 Alma Road, Mile End Old Town, London, England. Is anyone connected to them?

Ruth Conner (Connor)
Ellen Muvehill Connor has a daughter in Law that was from the Asby family in Pike co. Indiana... Ellen was from roscommon Ireland and married James Connor, Ireland, and they had a son Thomas Connor that was married to a person from Green Asby family near Liberty Church in Coe Indiana... Thomas and Ida Florence Green were my grandparents. my parents are John Mulvehill Connor and Oma Ellen Robertson Connor - lived and passed in Oakland City IN 57660. They are buried at Liberty Cemetery near Coie and Winslow IN. about 30 miles north of Evansivlle IN... Ruth Conner- Wickum

Kevin Kilburn (Ashby)
My father was Thomas Ashby. I was born an Ashby and was adopted in Pennsylvania in the "60s. My adopted father's last name was Kilburn. I have been doing some research from the Buffalo, NY area. I've had some success. Anyone that can help would be appreciated.

Iona Ashby

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Nick Ashby
Re Jacob My 2nd great grandmother was Elizabeth Sarah Ashby born in 1879 in St.Lukes, London, England. She was the daughter of Charles Ashby a carman and Sarah Lee. The family lived at 27 Alma Road, Mile End Old Town, London, England. Is anyone connected to them? Charles Ashby grandfather,was William Ashby b. 1798 Rickmansworth Hertfordshire England m Jane Dew in 1817 Rickmanssworth.No details on William's parents

Leo Ashby
My name is Leo Ashby born 11/7/2004 live at 83 Trafalgar Road Scarborough did you know that the Vikings made the word Ashby and Ashbee

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