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The present generation of the Assaw family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Lancashire, where they held lands and a family seat at Ashaw from about the 12th century.

Assaw Early Origins



The surname Assaw 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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Assaw Spelling Variations


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Assaw Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Assaw include Ashall, Ashaw, Ashawe, Asshaw, Asshawe and others.

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Assaw Early History


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Assaw Early History



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

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Assaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Assaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Assaw Notables 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Assaw were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: George Ashall who settled in Virginia in 1641.

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Citations



    Other References

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    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Assaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Assaw 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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