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Where did the English Heathman family come from? What is the English Heathman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Heathman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Heathman family history?The origins of the Heathman name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived on a heath, which is an area of level, uncultivated land with poor, coarse, undrained soil and rich deposits of peat or peaty humus. The surname Heathman belongs 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.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Heathman were recorded, including Heath, Hethe and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heathman research. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1575, 1649, 1501, 1578, 1629, 1664 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Heathman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 85 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heathman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Heathman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Heathman family emigrate to North America:
Heathman Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Espere mieux
Motto Translation: Hope for better.
The Heathman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heathman 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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