Tassié History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Tassié family

The surname Tassié was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

The Tassie variant has a most interesting origin. "The Tassies had long resided in Pollokshaws, and were believed to have come from Italy as refugees, and to have settled in Scotland as tanners and skinners. " [1]

Important Dates for the Tassié family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tassié research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1415 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Tassié History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tassié Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Taws, Taw, Tawse and others.

Early Notables of the Tassié family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Tassié family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Tawers settled in Maryland in 1704.

Contemporary Notables of the name Tassié (post 1700)

  • Robert Burns Tassie (b. 1866), American Democrat politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Woodbury, 1910 [2]
  • William Tassie (1777-1860), Scottish modeller, born in London, the son of David Tassie, a younger brother of James Tassie
  • James Tassie (1735-1799), Scottish modeller, born at Pollokshaws, near Glasgow, the fourth child of William Tassie

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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