The roots of the Assie family name are in ancient Scotland
with the Viking settlers. Assie 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 Assie 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 Assie family
The surname Assie was first found in the Shetlands, where it is a form of Oswald.
Early History of the Assie family
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Assie Spelling Variations
Sound and intuition were the main things that scribes in the Middle Ages relied on when spelling and translating names. Since those factors varied, so did the spelling of the names. Spelling variations
of the name Assie include Aassie, Assi, Assie, Aasie, Hoseason, Hosison and many more.
Early Notables of the Assie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Assie family to Ireland
Some of the Assie 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 Assie family to the New World and Oceana
In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence
provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan
societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Assie or a variant listed above: 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..