Ashow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Ashow family

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.

Early History of the Ashow family

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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.

Early Notables of the Ashow family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Ashow family

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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