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Where did the English Hermanson family come from? What is the English Hermanson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hermanson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hermanson family history?The name Hermanson is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from Herman or Hermannus. The names are really the same; it was a common practice for scribes to record a given name in the Latin style, where us is the masculine suffix. The personal name meant warrior having derived from the Old French word hermant, or from the Old German words hariman or hereman, all of which meant "warrior." This name came to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest in 1066, where William the Conqueror defeated the Anglo-Saxon nobility and killed King Harold to take the throne of England. After the war, there was a wave of immigration into England from continental Europe, especially from France and Germany.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hermanson has undergone many spelling variations, including Harman, Harmon and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hermanson research. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1101, 1621, 1646, 1640, 1646, 1440 and 1535 are included under the topic Early Hermanson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 81 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hermanson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hermanson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 77 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hermanson were among those contributors:
Hermanson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hermanson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hermanson 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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