Assis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The descendents of Viking settlers in ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Assis. 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 Assis 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 Assis family

The surname Assis was first found in the Shetlands, where it is a form of Oswald.

Early History of the Assis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Assis research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Assis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Assis 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 Assis include Aassie, Assi, Assie, Aasie, Hoseason, Hosison and many more.

Early Notables of the Assis family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Assis family to Ireland

Some of the Assis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Assis migration to the United States +

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 Assis name:

Assis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F Maizreq De Assis, aged 45, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1855 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Assis (post 1700) +

  • Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (1839-1908), Brazilian novelist


  1. ^ 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)


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