is the ancestral home of the Ashaüs family. The Ashaüs surname evolved as a local
name. It is a name for a family that lived near a prominent ash tree. The name Ashaüs is derived from the Old German word asc, which means ash tree. The local name originated in Bavaria, a region characterized by feudalism
, chivalry, and knighthood. Land proprietorship and management were the sole source of wealth and power in the Middle Ages and the Ashaüs family, as noble landowners, became prestigious members of the landed aristocracy.
Early Origins of the Ashaüs family
The surname AshaŁs was first found in Bavaria
, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System and the nation.
Early History of the Ashaüs family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ashaüs research.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1794 are included under the topic Early Ashaüs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ashaüs Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Ashaüs include Aschau, Aschaue, Aschaues, Asschau, Achau, Achaue, Aschauer and many more.
Early Notables of the Ashaüs family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ashaüs family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Ashaüs or a variant listed above: Friedrich Aschauer, who landed in Texas in 1846.