The descendents of Viking settlers in ancient Scotland
were the first to use the name Assi. It was derived 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 Assi 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 Assi family
The surname Assi was first found in the Shetlands, where it is a form of Oswald.
Early History of the Assi family
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Assi Spelling Variations
Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations
of Assi include Aassie, Assi, Assie, Aasie, Hoseason, Hosison and many more.
Early Notables of the Assi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Assi family to Ireland
Some of the Assi family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Assi family to the New World and Oceana
In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence
. Some, who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, the ancestors of both of these groups have begun recovering their illustrious national heritage through Clan
societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Assi name: William Hoseason, and family who migrated directly from the Shetlands about 1730 to Jamaica. This family eventually married into the distinguished Bruce family of Jamaica..