Adshed History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Adshed surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in an elevated region such as the head of a valley or stream.

Early Origins of the Adshed family

The surname Adshed was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 14th century when they were traced predominantly to the Prestbury area of the shire.

Early History of the Adshed family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adshed research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1558, 1560, 1570, and 1612 are included under the topic Early Adshed History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Adshed Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Adshed include Adshead, Adsett, Atshead, Attshead, Adshed and others.

Early Notables of the Adshed family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Adshed family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Adsett settled in Canada in 1832 and Martin Adsit, who settled in Massachusetts in 1716.



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