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Where did the Belgium Howsman family come from? What is the Belgium Howsman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Howsman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Howsman family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Husmann, Houseman, Houseman, Howsman, Housemann, Huisman, Howsmann, Husmans, Huysman and many more.
First found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Hainault, a province in Belgium, based on the ancient county of Hainaut. Within this province the notable towns are Mons, the capital city, Charleroi, Tournai, Soignies and Thuin. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Howsman research. Another 244 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1632 is included under the topic Early Howsman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Howsman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andreas Husmann, who arrived in New York city in 1841; Frederic C. Husmann, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840; Charles Houseman, who arrived in Maryland in 1670.
The Howsman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Howsman 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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