were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the Ason family lived. The name Ason comes from Aythe where Aythe filius
Thome received a charter of the lands of Fornochtis in Strathearn from Robert the Steward (later known as Robert II) around 1360. The next of the line was called Johem ayson iuuene.
It can be seen how the surname Ayson
is a derivative from "Aythe's son." The spelling and pronunciation changed over time, until it reached the modern form of Ason and its variants.
Early Origins of the Ason family
The surname Ason was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, where it was of the most ancient surnames in the region. They were connected with the Toschachs of Glentilt.
Early History of the Ason family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ason research.Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1392, 1504, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Ason History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ason Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred
years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations
every time they were written. Ason has been written Eason, Easson, Esson, Asson, Assone, Aysoune, Aison and many more.
Early Notables of the Ason family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Ason Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ason family to Ireland
Some of the Ason family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 43 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 Ason family to the New World and Oceana
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Ason: Edward Eason who settled in Virginia in 1610, ten years before the "Mayflower"; William Eason settled in Maine in 1763; followed by John in 1770.