The roots of the name Aasay 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 Aasay 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 Aasay family
The surname Aasay was first found in the Shetlands, where it is a form of Oswald.
Early History of the Aasay family
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Aasay 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, Aasay has been spelled Aassie, Assi, Assie, Aasie, Hoseason, Hosison and many more.
Early Notables of the Aasay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aasay family to Ireland
Some of the Aasay family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Aasay 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 Aasay family relocated to North American shores quite early: 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..