Homans History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The saga of the name Homans follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a person who worked as a servant for Hugh.

Early Origins of the Homans family

The surname Homans was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Homans family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Homans research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1653, 1664, 1724 and 1777 are included under the topic Early Homans History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Homans Spelling Variations

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 Homans were recorded, including Homan, Homans, Howman, Hoeman, Hownam and others.

Early Notables of the Homans family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Homans Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Homans family to Ireland

Some of the Homans family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Homans migration to the United States

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 Homans family emigrate to North America:

Homans Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anders Homans, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1627 [1]
Homans Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Homans to Boston in 1766

Contemporary Notables of the name Homans (post 1700)

  • George C Homans, American professor of sociology at Harvard University

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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