Ashaw History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The lineage of the name Ashaw begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Lancashire, where they held lands and a family seat at Ashaw from about the 12th century.
Early Origins of the Ashaw family
The surname Ashaw 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 Ashaw family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashaw research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Ashaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ashaw Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ashaw has undergone many spelling variations, including Ashall, Ashaw, Ashawe, Asshaw, Asshawe and others.
Early Notables of the Ashaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ashaw family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ashaw were among those contributors: George Ashall who settled in Virginia in 1641.
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