The name Ashough is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Lancashire
, where they held lands and a family seat
from about the 12th century.
Early Origins of the Ashough family
The surname Ashough 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 Ashough family
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Ashough Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Ashough are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Ashough include: Ashall, Ashaw, Ashawe, Asshaw, Asshawe and others.
Early Notables of the Ashough family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ashough family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ashough or a variant listed above: George Ashall who settled in Virginia in 1641.