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Basher Early Origins



The surname Basher was first found in Hertfordshire at Stanstead Abbots, a parish, in the union of Ware, hundred of Braughin. The first record that we could find was of Edward Bashe, the son of a Worcester tradesman who served in the naval victualling department for 40 years, and obtained a grant of Stanstead Abbots in 1559. His son Ralph Baesh built the church "situated on an eminence one mile south-east from the village in 1578." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
And his son, Sir Edward Baesh founded almshouses for six widows in 1636, and a free grammar school. A few years later in the same parish, Rye House was home to the plot laid in 1683 against the lives of Charles II., and James, Duke of York.

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Basher Spelling Variations


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Basher Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Bashe, Bash, Bashy, Baesh and others.

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Basher Early History


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Basher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Basher research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1616, 1661 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Basher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Basher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Basher Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Basher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Basher name or one of its variants:

Basher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Basher, aged 20, arrived in Barbados in 1634
  • Jacob Basher, who landed in New York in 1670

Basher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Farbunet Basher, aged 59, landed in New Orleans, La in 1822
  • F Basher, who arrived in North America in 1832
  • John Basher, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, in 1897

Basher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Basher, aged 30, who landed in America from Pemyn, Cornwall, in 1905
  • John Basher, aged 24, who landed in America from E. Russon, England, in 1907
  • Ida Lilian Basher, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Truro, England, in 1911
  • Randolph C. Basher, aged 29, who landed in America from Hayle, England, in 1923
  • Adrian Basher, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Yamerton, Australia, in 1923

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Basher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Basher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 18 February 2016 at 15:12.

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