The ancient roots of the Assawe family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Assawe 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 Assawe family
The surname Assawe 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 Assawe family
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Assawe Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Assawe has appeared include Ashall, Ashaw, Ashawe, Asshaw, Asshawe and others.
Early Notables of the Assawe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Assawe family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Assawe arrived in North America very early: George Ashall who settled in Virginia in 1641.