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The origins of the Adsett name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in an elevated region such as the head of a valley or stream.

Adsett Early Origins



The surname Adsett was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 14th century when they were traced predominantly to the Prestbury area of the shire.

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Adsett Spelling Variations


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Adsett Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Adsett were recorded, including Adshead, Adsett, Atshead, Attshead, Adshed and others.

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Adsett Early History


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Adsett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adsett research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1558, 1560, 1570, and 1612 are included under the topic Early Adsett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adsett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adsett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Adsett Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Adsett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Adsett settled in Canada in 1832
  • Thomas Adsett, who arrived in Canada in 1832

Adsett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Adsett, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Ellen Adsett, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Beatrice E. Adsett, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • George Adsett, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Albert Adsett, aged 5, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adsett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adsett (post 1700)



  • Neil Adsett, the current Tonga Attorney General (2012-)

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Adsett Family Crest Products


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Adsett Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Adsett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adsett 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 January 2015 at 08:38.

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