Nashe

This famous surname much associated with Georgian period of the 18th century, is of early medieval English origin. It is topographical and describes a person who lived "at an ash (tree)." In ancient history the ash tree held particular significance, being considered to have magical powers, perhaps because of the many and varied uses of the wood. As a result local tribes often met held their meetings at an ash tree, when business would be conducted, and any court proceedings held. In some cases ash trees were specially planted to provide boundary markers between differing tribal territories. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created in the 13th century, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognizable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages. Early examples of the surname include: William atte Nasche and John ater Aysse, both noted in the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Sussex in 1273; Henry Aten Assche of Worcestershire in 1301; and Alan Tassh, recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1327. In the modern idiom, forms of the name containing the fused preposition "atte" include: Tash, Tasch, Tesh and Tesche, with Nash, Nayshe and Naish resulting from a misdivision of the phrase "atten asche". Later examples include: Elizabeth Tash, christened at St. Dunstan's in the East, Stepney, in 1611, and Alice Nash and Edward Sproson who were married at St. Giles church, Cripplegate, city of London, on August 15th 1611. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Agnes Ate Nasse. This was dated 1273, in the "Hundred Rolls" of Oxfordshire, during the reign of King Edward 1st of England, 1272 - 1307. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • NASHE (T.) — NASHE THOMAS (1567 env. 1601) Écrivain anglais, né à Lowestoft (Suffolk). Fils d’un ministre de l’Église anglicane, Thomas Nashe reçoit sa formation à Saint John’s College (Cambridge), qui lui confère le grade de Bachelor of Arts en 1586. Un an… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Nashe — [nash] Thomas 1567 1601; Eng. satirist & pamphleteer: also sp. Nash * * * …   Universalium

  • Nashe —   [næʃ], Nash, Thomas, englischer Schriftsteller, getauft Lowestoft November 1567, ✝ London 1601; setzte sich in streitbaren Pamphleten satirisch mit literarischen Tendenzen (»The anatomie of absurditie«, 1589) sowie in Prosasatiren mit dem… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Nashe — [nash] Thomas 1567 1601; Eng. satirist & pamphleteer: also sp. Nash …   English World dictionary

  • Nashe — Richard Lichfield’s grober Holzschnitt (1597) von Thomas Nashe aus der feindseligen Schrift „The Trimming of Thomas Nash Gentleman“, gedacht als boshafte Karikatur, um Thomas Nash als „Knastbruder“ in Misskredit zu bringen Thomas Nashe (z. T.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nashe — biographical name see Nash III …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nashe — [nash] Thomas (1567 1601), English pamphleteer, prose writer, and playwright …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nashe Radio — (Russian: Наше Радио, Our Radio) is a rock music station designed to promote Russian rock bands (as opposed to pop and Western music). It is broadcast in every major Russian city as well as having an internet stream. It is founded in 1998 by… …   Wikipedia

  • Nashe, Thomas — born 1567, Lowestoft, Suffolk, Eng. died с 1601, Yarmouth, Norfolk? English pamphleteer, poet, dramatist, and novelist. The first of the English prose eccentrics, Nashe wrote in a vigorous combination of colloquial diction and idiosyncratic… …   Universalium

  • NASHE, Thomas — (1567 c. 1601) Young Juvenal, as Thomas Nashe s friends called him, was a satirist who shocked and delighted literary London with his polemical tracts, pamphlets, extravaganzas, comedies, literary criticism, and descriptive pieces. Born into a… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

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