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Esson Surname History



In ancient Scotland, the ancestors of the Esson family were part of a tribe called the Picts. The name Esson is derived from Aythe where Aythe filius Thome received a charter of the lands of Fornochtis in Strathearn from Robert the Steward (later known as Robert II) around 1360. The next of the line was called Johem ayson iuuene. It can be seen how the surname Ayson is a derivative from "Aythe's son." The spelling and pronunciation changed over time, until it reached the modern form of Esson and its variants.


Early Origins of the Esson family


The surname Esson was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where it was of the most ancient surnames in the region. They were connected with the Toschachs of Glentilt.

Early History of the Esson family


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Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1360, 1392, 1504, and 1681 are included under the topic Early Esson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Esson Spelling Variations


The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Esson has been spelled Eason, Easson, Esson, Asson, Assone, Aysoune, Aison and many more.

Early Notables of the Esson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Esson family to Ireland


Some of the Esson 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Esson family to the New World and Oceana


This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Esson:

Esson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Esson, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1894

Esson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Simon Esson, aged 28, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • Walther L. Esson, aged 11, who settled in America from Pores, Jamaica, in 1909
  • Robert Alexa. Esson, aged 10, who settled in America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1910
  • Esther Muriel Esson, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1910
  • George Esson, aged 26, who landed in America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Esson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Esson, aged 56, who emigrated to Halifax, Canada, in 1910
  • Robert F. Esson, aged 41, who arrived in Toronto, Canada, in 1914
  • John Esson, aged 64, who settled in Petrolio, Canada, in 1915
  • Isabella Esson, aged 28, who emigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1917

Esson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. William Esson, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Jura" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd September 1858 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Margaret Esson, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Jura" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd September 1858 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. Alexander Esson, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Jura" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd September 1858 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. Adam Esson, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Jura" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd September 1858 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Mary Esson, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Jura" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd September 1858 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Esson (post 1700)


  • George Esson CBE, QPM, LLB (b. 1942), Scottish Chief Constable of Grampian Police and Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary (1989-1994)
  • Ryan Esson (b. 1980), Scottish professional football goalkeeper
  • William Esson (1838-1916), Scottish mathematician, Savilian Professor of Geometry at the University of Oxford
  • John Esson (1804-1863), Scottish-born, Canadian merchant and politician in Nova Scotia

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Citations


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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