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Where did the English Bison family come from? What is the English Bison family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bison family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bison family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Bison comes from the family having resided at Bishton in Worcestershire.
Bison has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Bisson, Bison, Bishopston, Bishton, Bisston and others.
First found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name, a contraction of the 12th century original Bissopeston, was first referenced in the year 1199.when William de Bissopeston held estates in Worcestershire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bison research. Another 327 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1221 and 1227 are included under the topic Early Bison History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bisons to arrive on North American shores:
Bison Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Bison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bison 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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