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name Nason comes from when its first bearer worked as a in one of the various settlements called Ash in Derbyshire
, and many other places. The surname Nason is also derived from residence near an ash tree. The surname Nason belongs to both the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads, and to the class of topographic
surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
The surname Nason was first found in Worcestershire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Nason include Nash, Naish, Nashe and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nason research. Another 165 words (12 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 Nason History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 171 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nason Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the Nason family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Nason or a variant listed above:
Nason Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Nason, who landed in New England in 1652
- Tho Nason, aged 21, arrived in Maryland in 1683
Nason Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joshua Nason, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
- Kath Nason, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
Nason Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J D Nason, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
- Julius J Nason, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1860
- Geo. Nason, aged 18, who landed in America from England, in 1892
- Mrs. Nason, aged 36, who who settled in New York, in 1892
- Malcolm C. Nason, aged 32, who emigrated to America, in 1894
Nason Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Badan Nason, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Leeds, in 1904
- Jessie M. C. Nason, who settled in America, in 1906
- Mrs. K. Nason, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1906
- Herbert Nason, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
- George G. Nason, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
Nason Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. John Nason U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was part of the Penobscot Association
Nason Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Frances Nason, aged 25, who emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1912
- Fred Nason, aged 29, who settled in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1912
- Lizetta Georgina Nason, aged 49, who emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1914
- Edward Earl "Jack" Nason, American professional NFL football player, better known as "Running Deer"
- David G. Nason (b. 1970), American officer for GE Capital, former Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions
- Irving Murray Nason (1890-1969), American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 4th District, 1922
- George H. Nason, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 8th District, 1884; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900, 1904
- Freda L. Nason, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1988
- E. K. Nason, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Erie County, 1885-88
- Dwight Nason, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Mansfield, 1904
- Charles Pinckney Holbrook Nason (1842-1937), American politician, U.S. Consul in Grenoble, 1901-11
- Charles Otis Nason (1828-1903), American Republican politician, Mayor of Moline, Illinois, 1887-89
- Charles E. Nason, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1900
- Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
- Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
- Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
- Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
- Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
The Nason Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nason Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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