Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Asshaw is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Lancashire
, where they held lands and a family seat
from about the 12th century.
Early Origins of the Asshaw family
The surname Asshaw 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 Asshaw family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Asshaw research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Asshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Asshaw Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Asshaw has been spelled many different ways, including Ashall, Ashaw, Ashawe, Asshaw, Asshawe and others.
Early Notables of the Asshaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Asshaw family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Asshaws to arrive in North America: George Ashall who settled in Virginia in 1641.