Naish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Naish surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Naish began when someone in that family worked as a in one of the various settlements called Ash in Derbyshire, Surrey, Hampshire, and many other places. The surname Naish is also derived from residence near an ash tree.  Another source claims that the name could have been derived from the Gaelic "naisg," which means "made fast, bound, protected" 
Early Origins of the Naish family
The surname Naish was first found in Worcestershire. However, the earliest record of the family was Agnes ate Nasse who was found in Oxfordshire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The Writs of Parliament list William atte Nasche, c. 1300.  Hugh atte Nash was the rector of Wexham in 1397 and R. Nasshe owned land in Haddenham in 1487.
"Nash is an old Worcestershire name, the family of Nash of St. Peter's, Droitwich, dating back to the 16th century. Nash was the name of a Worcester alderman in 1590 and of the mayor of that city in 1633." 
Early History of the Naish family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Naish research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1394, 1395, 1377, 1379, 1380, 1381, 1383, 1400, 1590, 1661, 1640, 1648, 1593, 1647 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Naish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Naish Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Naish has appeared include Nash, Naish, Nashe and others.
Early Notables of the Naish family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Richard Nash or Ash (died 1394/1395), of Hereford, was an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Hereford in 1377, 1379, 1380, 1381 and 1383; and his son, James Nash or Ash (died 1400), of Hereford, was an English...
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Migration of the Naish family to Ireland
Some of the Naish family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Naish family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Naish arrived in North America very early: Gregory Nash, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; Anne Nash settled in Virginia in 1635; along with Edward her husband; John, Margaret, Mary, Sarah Nash all settled in Virginia in 1663.
Contemporary Notables of the name Naish (post 1700) +
Historic Events for the Naish family +
- Mr. Theodore Naish, American 2nd Class passenger from Kansas City, Missouri, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking 
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- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
- ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/