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The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Ashe family name to the British Isles. They 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.

Ashe Early Origins



The surname Ashe 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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Ashe Spelling Variations


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Ashe Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Esse, Ash, Ashe, Aschey and others.

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Ashe Early History


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Ashe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashe 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 Ashe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashe 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 Ashe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashe In Ireland


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Ashe In Ireland



Some of the Ashe 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ashe or a variant listed above:

Ashe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ashe, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Thomas Ashe, who arrived in South Carolina in 1680

Ashe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Baptista Ashe, who landed in North Carolina in 1730

Ashe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ashe, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Henry C Ashe, who arrived in Mississippi in 1837

Ashe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Ashe, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Jessie" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 12)

Ashe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Shadrach Ashe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Leonora Ashe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • George Ashe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm
  • Eliza Ashe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairlee" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ashe (post 1700)



  • William A. Ashe (1986-1988), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan, 1986, 1988, 1996 (14th District), 2000 (14th District)
  • Victor Henderson II Ashe (b. 1945), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1984; Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, 1988-2003; U.S. Ambassador to Poland, 2004-09
  • Thomas Samuel Ashe (1812-1887), American politician, Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1842; Member of North Carolina State Senate, 1854; Delegate to North Carolina secession convention, 1861
  • Thomas E. Ashe Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Fayette County, 1958, 1960, 1964
  • Samuel P. Ashe, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Cumberland County, 1823, 1825
  • Samuel A. Ashe, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Raleigh, North Carolina, 1885-89
  • Mildred J. Ashe, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Portsmouth 2nd Ward, 1948
  • Patrick J. Ashe, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Massachusetts State Auditor, 1905
  • Martha Ashe, American Republican politician, Member of Tennessee State Senate 7th District
  • Kathy Ashe, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives 46th District, 1991-
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ashe Historic Events


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Ashe Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. John Ashe, English Trimmer from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Henry Wellesley Ashe (d. 1912), aged 32, English Glory Hole Steward from Liverpool, Lancashire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Suggested Readings for the name Ashe


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Suggested Readings for the name Ashe



  • Genealogy and Letters of the Strudwick, Ashe, Young and Allied Families by Betsy Lawson Willis.

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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.
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 12)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRLIE/FAIRLEE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairlie.htm

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  11. ...

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