The roots of the name Asse come from the Viking settlers of ancient Scotland
. The name was 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 Asse 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 Asse family
The surname Asse was first found in the Shetlands, where it is a form of Oswald.
Early History of the Asse family
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Asse Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations
, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Asse has been spelled Aassie, Assi, Assie, Aasie, Hoseason, Hosison and many more.
Early Notables of the Asse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Asse family to Ireland
Some of the Asse family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Asse family to the New World and Oceana
The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan
societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Asse family relocated to North American shores quite early:
Asse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Andrew Asse, who landed in Virginia in 1643 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)