Viking settlers in ancient Scotland
were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Assey. It comes from the name Aassi,
which is a Old Norse form of the Old English personal name Oswald,
which means divine power.
The original spelling of the surname Assey was Aassiesen,
and this form is preserved in the Shetlands; many diminutive forms of the surname also exist. The surname was recorded in the Landnamabok
(the Icelandic Book of settlement), as Asi.
Early Origins of the Assey family
The surname Assey was first found in the Shetlands, where it is a form of Oswald.
Early History of the Assey family
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Assey Spelling Variations
Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations
in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Assey has appeared Aassie, Assi, Assie, Aasie, Hoseason, Hosison and many more.
Early Notables of the Assey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Assey family to Ireland
Some of the Assey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Assey family to the New World and Oceana
The fertile east coast of what would become US and Canada was soon dotted with the farms of Scottish settlers. Some of them remained faithful to the crown and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others had the chance to pay back their old oppressors in the American War of Independence
. That brave spirit lives on today in the highland games that dot North America in the summer. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Assey family came to North America quite early:
Assey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Francis Assey, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)