name Aschaw comes from when the family resided in Lancashire
, where they held lands and a family seat
from about the 12th century.
Early Origins of the Aschaw family
The surname Aschaw was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Ashaw from about the 12th century. Consistently the Coat of Arms of this family name in all its spellings has been represented by three heraldic birds.
Early History of the Aschaw family
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Aschaw Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Aschaw has been recorded under many different variations, including Ashall, Ashaw, Ashawe, Asshaw, Asshawe and others.
Early Notables of the Aschaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aschaw family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Aschaw or a variant listed above: George Ashall who settled in Virginia in 1641.