The background history of the name Asson starts in ancient Scotland
among the Pictish people. The name Asson is derived 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 Asson and its variants.
Early Origins of the Asson family
The surname Asson 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 Asson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Asson research.Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1392, 1504, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Asson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Asson Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred
years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations
of the name Asson include Eason, Easson, Esson, Asson, Assone, Aysoune, Aison and many more.
Early Notables of the Asson family (pre 1700)
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and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Asson family to Ireland
Some of the Asson 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 Asson family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence
, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Asson: 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.