Asi is an ancient Viking-Scottish name derived from the name Aassi,
which is a Old Norse form of the Old English personal name Oswald,
which means divine power.
The original spelling of the surname Asi was Aassiesen,
and this form is preserved in the Shetlands; many diminutive forms of the surname also exist. The surname was recorded in the Landnamabok
(the Icelandic Book of settlement), as Asi.
Early Origins of the Asi family
The surname Asi was first found in the Shetlands, where it is a form of Oswald.
Early History of the Asi family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Asi research.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Asi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Asi Spelling Variations
Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations
of the name Asi include Aassie, Assi, Assie, Aasie, Hoseason, Hosison and many more.
Early Notables of the Asi family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Asi family to Ireland
Some of the Asi family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Asi family to the New World and Oceana
Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Asi or a variant listed above, including: William Hoseason, and family who migrated directly from the Shetlands about 1730 to Jamaica. This family eventually married into the distinguished Bruce family of Jamaica..