Mash History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Mash is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mash family lived on the border between two territories, such as the Marches between England and Wales or on the English Scottish borders. The name may also have emerged as a nickname for someone born in the month of March.
Early Origins of the Mash family
The surname Mash was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Mash family
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Mash Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Mash include Marsh, Marsch, Marshe and others.
Early Notables of the Mash family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was George Marsh (1515-1555), a Protestant martyr born in the parish of Deane near Bolton. He was executed in April 1555 as a result of the Marian Persecutions carried out against Protestant Reformers and other dissenters during the reign of Mary I of England. The church of Deane in Bolton has a "very old...
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In the United States, the name Mash is the 12,003rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Mash family to Ireland
Some of the Mash family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Mash migration to the United States +
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Mashs to arrive on North American shores:
Mash Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Mash, who landed in Virginia in 1638 
- William Mash, who arrived in Virginia in 1652 
- Tho Mash, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 
- Sara Mash, who landed in Virginia in 1664 
- Edward Mash, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 
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Mash Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Edward Mash, who landed in Virginia in 1700 
Mash Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- H Mash, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
Mash migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mash Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Rd Mash, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Mash migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Mash Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. John Mash, English convict who was convicted in Norfolk, Norfolkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 3rd November 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
- George Mash, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia 
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834