Last name: Ashmore

This interesting surname is of English locational origin from a place so called in Dorset. The placename was recorded as "Aisemare" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and derives from either the Old English pre 7th Century "aesc" meaning ash plus "mere" a lake; hence "lake where ash-trees grow" or as the place is on the Wiltshire border it may be from the Old English personal name "Aesca" plus "(ge)maere" a boundary; hence "Aesca's boundary". The surname may also be from any of several minor places composed of the Old English elements "aesc" ash plus "mor" a marsh or fen. In the modern idiom the surname has many variant spellings including Ashemore, Asmore, Ashmoore, Ashmere, etc.. On July 19th 1562, John, son of John Ashmore, was christened at St. Michael's, Cornhill, and Elizabeth daughter of Roger Ashmore was christened on October 20th 1596, at St. Dunstans, Stepney. One of the earliest settlers in the New World was Anthony Ashmore aged 33, who departed from the Port of London, aboard the "Expedition", bound for the Barbados on November 20th 1635. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Ashemore, witness at christening, which was dated May 11th 1561, St. Michael, Cornhill, London, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. 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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Rick Ashmore
Any Ashmore's from Texas

Michael S. Ashmore
I'm from Pasadena, Texas. Now live in Illinois.

Selena Ashmore
Oh there is a city in illinois called Ashmore and in England also.. and im an Ashmore from Houma Louisiana..

Ian Ashmore
Just another Ashmore checking in from the US. :-)

Mark S. Ashmore
Greetings Cousins, Just a note to wish everyone well.

I was married to an Ashmore. Still claim the in-laws after my divorce. We live in Kentucky, where there are quite a few of us.

Matthew Ashmore
Hello, another Ashmore from Houston, TX. More Ashmore family in Dallas, TX

I am an Ashmore living in Oregon, I am trying to research the family name, and the history behind it.

jerniqua ashmore
I am an Ashmore from and living in Atlanta,ga. still haven't actually met another Ashmore other than my immediate family.

terry ashmore
I to am teying to find out more about our family name. Hello to the rest of y'all.

mark ashmore
Ashmore - a film director living in manchester, uk - but born in derbyshire, 33

Leslie Ashmore
When I was growing up in Trumbull, CT it seemed like there were no other Ashmores around. Now (probably because of the internet) it seems like they're all over the place!

Andrew ashmore

I'm an Ashmore living in Ashmore, Illinois

Odell Ashmore

My name is Hubert Odell Ashmore. Greenville SC... My ancestors came to Baltimore in 1633 on board the Ark and Dove. Their names were John and William Ashmore..... They joined Lord Calvert then.

Michael ashmore

I'm from hooks tx just wondering how YALL are doing out there.

Paul Ashmore
Having briefly visited Ashmore church in Dorset I couldn't see any record of an Ashmore family in the village, so I'm a little dubious about Ashmore in Dorset as an origin - unless someone has firmer evidence. Like Simon I'm also originally from Sheffield: my Ashmore ancestors are from around North Derbyshire ie the Peak District.

Laura Ashmore Steyl

Hi i am born Ashmore from South Africa. Also not many if any other Ashmores from here

Dale Ashmore
Im from derbyshire, chesterfield to be exact ;)

richard creelman boufford
An account of the family name and their move to Truro is recorded in the 1873 publication "Historical and Genealogical Record of Colchester County" as follows..... "It may here be observed that his forefathers names were Ashmore, and that some of them had a large contract for carrying provisions to a number of convicts, which they did in Creels carried across the horse's back, and by this the name was changed from Ashmore to Creelman they settled in Nova Scotia. But from what i hear they came from Dorset and Wiltshire

Marc Ashmore
Born in Durban, South Africa, Father is Frederick Ernest George Ashmore - family line came here during the First World War from England, and settled in South Africa after the war

William Paul Ashmore Jr.
Have always been told that my surname is of English origin. Nice to see posts from "relatives". Presently living in Evans, Ga. (Near Augusta). Several other families of Ashmores within a 30 mile radius. My father and his father from Hinesville, Georgia (Liberty County), near Savannah. Happy New Year to all.... may this be the year of His Return... Come Lord Now. Amen

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