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Where did the Scottish Washor family come from? What is the Scottish Washor family crest and coat of arms? When did the Washor family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Washor family history?A family of Strathclyde-Briton were the first to use the name Washor. They lived in Stirling.
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Washor has appeared as Wishart, Wishard, Wychart, Wisehart, Wisheart, Wiseheart and many more.
First found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Washor research. Another 197 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1250, 1254, 1279, 1296, 1513, 1538, 1546, 1592, 1593, 1596, and 1597 are included under the topic Early Washor History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 85 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Washor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Washor family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 224 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them: Patrick Wishart settled in Virginia in 1656.
The Washor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Washor 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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