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Recorded in the spellings of Hurst, Herst, Hearst, and Hirst, this is an English surname. It is either a topographical for someone who lived on a wooded hill, deriving from the Old English pre 7th century word "hyrst", or as a locational name from one of the various places called Hurst, in Berkshire, Kent, Somerset, and Warwickshire, or Hirst in Northumberland and the West Riding of Yorkshire. The.....

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Surname:  Nash
Branch:  Nash
Origins:  Irish
More Info:  Ireland

Background:  Topographic name for someone who lived by an ash tree, a variant of Ash by misdivision of Middle English atten ash, ‘at the ash’, or a habitational name from any of the many places in England and Wales named Nash, from this phrase, as for example Nash in Buckinghamshire, Herefordshire, or Shropshire. The name was established from an early date in Wales and Ireland.

Motto:  Omnia vincit veritas, Truth conquers all things.
Arms:  Az. three doves ar. membered or, each holding in his beak an olivebranch , ppr.
Crest:  A greyhound, sejant, sa. collared ar. studded or.

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Our current history of the Nash name is limited. Please provide us with more detailed historical accounts if available.

The Irish Family "Nash" is recorded in the Upper & Lower Tulla, Clare in 1659 in a census by Sir William Petty. It is given as a principal name of County Clare at that time.

In 1699 we find one William Nash of Ardataggle paid William O'Brien rent.

Name Variations:  Nash, Naish, Nashe.

One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.
Irish Families, Their Names, Arms & Origins; Edward MacLysaght - 1957.
The Surnames of Ireland; Edward MacLynsaght - 1957.
The Book of Irish Families Great and Small.
The Families of County Clare, Ireland - Michael C. O'Laughlin, Irish Genelogical Foundation
Familes of County Kerry, Ireland - Michael C. O'Laughlin, Irish Genelogical Foundation


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