Asman

This interesting surname, of Anglo-Saxon origin, and recorded as Ashman, Asman and Ashment, is derived from the Middle English personal name "Asheman", from the Olde English pre 7th Century "Aeschmann", recorded as "Assemanus" in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was probably a byname form of "qescman" meaning "seaman" or "pirate", a compound of the Olde English "aesc" (boat made of) ash, plus "mann", man. It can also be a topographical name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree. The surname dates back to the late 13th Century (see below), and further recordings include one Robert Asheman (1275), in the Hundred Rolls of Suffolk, and Roger Asman (1279) in the Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire. Nicholas Ashman (1299) was the bailiff of Yarmouth, Norfolk, in the reign of King Edward 1 (1272 - 1307). Variations in the idiom of the spelling include Ashment, Asman, Aisman, Ascheman, and Asscheman. Recordings from London Church Registers include: the christening of Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and Alice Ashman, at St. Bride's, Fleet Street, on August 24th 1620, and the christening of Thomas, son of John Ashman, on August 25th 1641, at St. Olave's, Southwark. A Coat of Arms granted to the Ashman family is a gold shield with three silver fleurs-de-lis on a red bend between two black talbots' heads, the Crest being a hautboy in pale. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Asseman, which was dated 1273, in the "Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. 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.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Asman — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Asman es el nombre en avéstico y Pahlavi de la divinidad Zoroastrista hipóstasis del cielo. Asman es el cielo más alto , y es distinguido del firmamento (thwasha), el cual es más cercano a la tierra. El día número 27 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Asman — ZoroastrianismAsman is the Avestan and Middle Persian name of the Zoroastrian divinity that is the hypostasis of the sky. Asman is the highest heaven, and is distinguished from the firmament ( thwasha ), which lies nearer the earth.The 27th day… …   Wikipedia

  • Asman — Asmus ist die Kurzform des Namens Erasmus. Wie dieser bedeutet er in der Übersetzung aus dem Griechischen Der Liebenswürdige bzw. Der Liebenswerte . Eine deutsche Abwandlung des Namens ist der Familienname Assmann bzw. Asman. Vorname Asmus Bremer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Asman — noun Avestan and Middle Persian name of the Zoroastrian divinity that is the hypostasis of the sky. Asman is the highest heaven, and is distinguished from the firmament (thwasha), which lies nearer the earth …   Wiktionary

  • aṡman — अश्मन् …   Indonesian dictionary

  • âsmân — (F.) [ نﺎﻤﺱﺁ ] gök, gökyüzü …   Osmanli Türkçesİ sözlüğü

  • ASMAN — f. Gökyüzü, sema …   Yeni Lügat Türkçe Sözlük

  • Asman Ridge — (coord|77|10|S|144|48|W|) is a serrate ridge about 6 miles (10 km) long on the south side of Arthur Glacier, just north of Bailey Ridge in the Ford Ranges, Marie Byrd Land. Discovered in 1934 on aerial flights of the ByrdAE. Named by the United… …   Wikipedia

  • Asman-TOO — (Каракол,Киргизия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Karasaeva Street 201, 722360 Каракол, Киргизия …   Каталог отелей

  • Asman Garh Palace — Infobox building|right building name=Asman Garh Palace building type= Royal Palce architectural style=Gothic structural system= location=Hyderabad, India completion date=1885 opened = main contractors= architect= structural engineer=|Asman Garh… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.