The origins of the Ashowe name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Lancashire
, where they held lands and a family seat
from about the 12th century.
Early Origins of the Ashowe family
The surname Ashowe 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 Ashowe family
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Ashowe Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Ashowe were recorded, including Ashall, Ashaw, Ashawe, Asshaw, Asshawe and others.
Early Notables of the Ashowe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ashowe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Ashowe family emigrate to North America: George Ashall who settled in Virginia in 1641.