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The ancestry of the name Ashow dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Lancashire, where they held lands and a family seat at Ashaw from about the 12th century.

Ashow Early Origins



The surname Ashow 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.

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Ashow Spelling Variations


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Ashow Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ashow have been found, including Ashall, Ashaw, Ashawe, Asshaw, Asshawe and others.

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Ashow Early History


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Ashow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashow research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Ashow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ashow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ashow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ashow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Ashow, or a variant listed above: George Ashall who settled in Virginia in 1641.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Ashow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ashow 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 21 November 2013 at 15:24.

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