Bashor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bashor family

The surname Bashor 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] 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.

Early History of the Bashor family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bashor research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1616, 1661 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Bashor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bashor Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Bashor are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bashor include Bashe, Bash, Bashy, Baesh and others.

Early Notables of the Bashor family (pre 1700)

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United States Bashor migration to the United States +

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Bashor, or a variant listed above:

Bashor Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bashor Michel Bashor, aged 22, who landed in America from Beyrouth, in 1906
  • Th. C. Bashor, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Thurston Bashor, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1920


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


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