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Ave History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Ave surname is derived from the Middle English/Old French given name Avice of uncertain origins.

Early Origins of the Ave family

The surname Ave was first found in Southeast England. There is a record of a person called "Auicia" in Parish records of St. Benet of Holme, Norfolk in circa 1175-86; and another of this name in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1199. Ricardus filius Avice was on record in the Subsidy Rolls for Staffordshire in 1332.

Early History of the Ave family

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Ave Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Ave has been recorded under many different variations, including Avis, Avison, Aviss and others.

Early Notables of the Ave family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Ave family to the New World and Oceana

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Aves were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: George Avis, a servant sent from Bristol to Virginia in 1663; George Avis, who received a land patent in Virginia in 1664; William Avis, who settled in Boston in 1664.

Contemporary Notables of the name Ave (post 1700)

  • Joop Ave (1934-2014), the Indonesian Minister of Tourism, Post and Telecommunications between 1993 and 1998

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