Aasen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the first family to use the name Aasen lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Aasen 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 Aasen and its variants.

Early Origins of the Aasen family

The surname Aasen 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 Aasen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aasen research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1392, 1504, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Aasen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aasen Spelling Variations

The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Aasen has been spelled Eason, Easson, Esson, Asson, Assone, Aysoune, Aison and many more.

Early Notables of the Aasen family (pre 1700)

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Aasen Ranking

In the United States, the name Aasen is the 18,371st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the Aasen family to Ireland

Some of the Aasen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Aasen migration to the United States +

This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Aasen:

Aasen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antonette M. Aasen, aged 47, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Bergensfjord" from Kristiania, Norway [2]
  • Magnus Aasen, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Bergensfjord" from Christiania, Norway [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Aasen (post 1700) +

  • Martha M. Aasen, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2000, 2004, 2008 (alternate) [4]
  • Ivar Andrea Aasen (1813-1896), Norwegian philologist/lexicographer/writer

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