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Where did the English Ainscough family come from? What is the English Ainscough family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ainscough family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ainscough family history?
Although the name, Ainscough, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Askey, Aske, Askew, Aiscough, Ayscoghe, Asker, Ayscough, Aiskey and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ainscough research. Another 281 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1590, 1911, 1550, 1616, 1616, 1671, 1618, 1668, 1659, 1699, 1774, 1521 and 1546 are included under the topic Early Ainscough History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 181 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ainscough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Ainscough family name Ainscough, or who bore a variation of the surname were William Askew who settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas in the same State in 1635; John settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts about the time of the "Mayflower," 1620.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fac et spera
Motto Translation: Do and hope.
The Ainscough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ainscough 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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