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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.

Aasen Early Origins



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.

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Aasen Spelling Variations


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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.

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Aasen Early History


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Aasen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aasen research. Another 227 words (16 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.

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Aasen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aasen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Aasen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aasen In Ireland


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Aasen In Ireland



Some of the Aasen 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QN-7PY : 6 December 2014), Antonette M. Aasen, 11 Feb 1919; citing departure port Kristiania, Norway, arrival port New York, ship name Bergensfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Magnus Aasen, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Bergensfjord" from Christiania, Norway [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64L-WYD : 6 December 2014), Magnus Aasen, 12 May 1919; citing departure port Christiania, Norway, arrival port New York, ship name Bergensfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aasen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aasen (post 1700)



  • Martha M. Aasen, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2000, 2004, 2008 (alternate) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, September 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ivar Andrea Aasen (1813-1896), Norwegian philologist/lexicographer/writer

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Citations


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QN-7PY : 6 December 2014), Antonette M. Aasen, 11 Feb 1919; citing departure port Kristiania, Norway, arrival port New York, ship name Bergensfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64L-WYD : 6 December 2014), Magnus Aasen, 12 May 1919; citing departure port Christiania, Norway, arrival port New York, ship name Bergensfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, September 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Aasen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aasen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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