In ancient Scotland
, the ancestors of the Ayson family were part of a tribe called the Picts
. The name Ayson 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 Ayson and its variants.
Early Origins of the Ayson family
The surname Ayson 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 Ayson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ayson research.Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1392, 1504, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Ayson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ayson Spelling Variations
The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations
. Ayson has been spelled Eason, Easson, Esson, Asson, Assone, Aysoune, Aison and many more.
Early Notables of the Ayson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ayson family to Ireland
Some of the Ayson 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 Ayson family to the New World and Oceana
The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland
. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England
and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence
. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Ayson: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ayson (post 1700)
- Leilani Ayson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii, 1972 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Arthur Ayson, Philippine basketball player in the 1091 Philippine Basketball League season
- Hon. Ruben C. Ayson, Philippine Associate Justice in the Court of Appeals (2008-2011)
- Hugh Fraser Ayson CMG (1884-1948), New Zealand lawyer, judge and public administrator
- Lake Falconer Ayson (1855-1927), New Zealand farm labourer, rabbit inspector, acclimatisation officer and fisheries inspector