Bashey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Bashey family
The surname Bashey 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."  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.
Important Dates for the Bashey family
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Bashey 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. Bashey has been recorded under many different variations, including Bashe, Bash, Bashy, Baesh and others.
Early Notables of the Bashey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bashey family
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. Basheys were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Bashor Michel Bashor, aged 22, who arrived at Ellis Island from Beyrouth, in 1906; Th. C. Bashor, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1919; and Thurston Bashor, aged 20, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1920.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.