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The name Ash was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ash family lived in close proximity to an ash tree. As such, the name has local references to towns called Ash in Derbyshire, Surrey, Hampshire, and many other places.

Ash Early Origins



The surname Ash was first found in the county of Devon in southern England. The first person to settle in the locality was D'Esse Court, a companion of King William, Duke of Normandy who landed in England in 1066 A.D. and was granted lands by his liege lord in the vicinity of Exeter, Devon. Alternatively the family could have originated in Esh or Ash, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Lanchester in Durham. "The manor gave name, at a very early period, to a family of considerable local consequence, who held the estate, with little interruption, from the middle of the 13th century till the time of Henry VIII." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list the following: John de le Es, in Norfolk; Roger de le Es, also in Norfolk; Agnes Ate Nasse in Oxfordshire; and Henry de Asse in Warwickshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The reference "History of Norfolk" list Joan atte-Eshe in 1345, Roger atte-Ashe, temp. Edward II and John at-Ash, of Bintre, Norfolk in 1349. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 had only one listing of the family, Robertus del Asch. Another source notes: "We find the Atten-Ashe of the XIV. cent. contracted into Nashe soon after." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Ash Spelling Variations


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Ash Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Esse, Ash, Ashe, Aschey and others.

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Ash Early History


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Ash Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ash research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1326, 1597, 1658, 1640, 1656, 1609, 1656, 1640, 1652, 1618, 1686, 1670, 1681, 1671, 1735, 1636, 1658, 1718, 1695, 1697, 1717 and are included under the topic Early Ash History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ash Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ash Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Ashe (1597-1658), an English clothier and politician for Westbury and later for Somerset at various times between 1640 and 1656, upon his death he left a landed estate valued at 6000 a year; Edward Ashe (ca.1609-1656), brother of...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ash Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ash In Ireland


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Ash In Ireland



Some of the Ash family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 251 words (18 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Ash or a variant listed above:

Ash Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christo Ash, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Christopher Ash who settled in Virginia in 1623, with his wife and child
  • Edward Ash settled in Barbados in 1630
  • Edward Ash, aged 20, arrived in St Christopher in 1634
  • Richard Ash, aged 24, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ash Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Ash, who landed in South Carolina in 1700
  • John Ash, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Thomas Ash, who landed in Virginia in 1724
  • Elizabeth Ash, who landed in Georgia in 1733
  • Daniel Heinrich Ash, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ash Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Finlay Ash, aged 21, landed in New York in 1812
  • Cath Ash, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Thomas Ash, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1832
  • Joseph N Ash, who landed in New York, NY in 1842
  • Ellen Ash, who arrived in New York in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ash Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Ash, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1813
  • John Ash, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1837 aboard the barque "Robert Watt" from Cork, Ireland
  • Catherine Ash, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1837 aboard the barque "Robert Watt" from Cork, Ireland

Ash Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Ash arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glen Huntley" in 1849
  • William Ash, aged 38, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Anne Ash, aged 36, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Eliza Ash, aged 17, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • William Henry Ash, aged 12, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ash Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Ash, aged 33, a blacksmith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Priscilla Ash, aged 35, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Martha Ash, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • Christina Ash, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agnes Muir" in 1872
  • Richard Ash, aged 35, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ash (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ash (post 1700)



  • W. L. Ash, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming Territory, 1880
  • Simon Ash, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1902
  • Roy F. Ash, American Republican politician, City Manager of Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1949
  • Robert S. Ash, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1948; Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1956; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960
  • Michael Woolston Ash (1789-1858), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1835-37
  • Michael Derek Ash, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1986
  • Mark Ash, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Justice of Texas State Supreme Court, 2012
  • James C. Ash (b. 1871), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 30th District, 1927-32
  • James Ash, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900
  • J. Fred Ash, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Pomfret; elected 1920
  • ... (Another 29 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ash Historic Events


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Ash Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Alfred Ash, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Albert John Ash, British Steward, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William Noel Ash (b. 1921), British Paymaster Cadet, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. C J L Ash, British Pay Lieutenant, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Ash


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Suggested Readings for the name Ash



  • Ash, Ashe, Stillwell: A Genealogy and History by John Reid Ashe.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Non nobis sed omnibus
Motto Translation: Not for us but for all.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

The Ash Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ash 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 15 August 2016 at 19:37.

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