meaning and or origin of the name Asphy
My distant Ancestor one Thomas Millsaps (Milsops) married Mary Asphy in County Loughall, Ireland in 1723.
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that surname is very difficult, but i've thought of some possibilities myself (didn;t find anything useful on the web):

1) it is a variant of Ashby, which consists of ash = 'the ash-tree' and by = 'town', thus meaning 'ash-tree town'.

2) from the Moroccan placename Asfi, which seems to me very unlikely, but you never know for sure.

3) a variant of Ashfield, but also not the most likely possibility.
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