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Home History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French , Scottish


From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Home family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Home surname derives from the Old French "prud’homme" meaning a "wise," or "sensible" man; and as such was a nickname for an honest, or wise man.


Early Origins of the Home family


The surname Home was first found in Guyenne in the south-west of France where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of St.-Maur, and were members of the aristocracy of that region for many centuries.

By the 14th century they had moved north to Maine and Normandy and in the latter region where seated in Boussinière. They also moved west into Brittany where they held a family seat at Papinière. They also branched to Liège and Lorraine. Meanwhile, in the main seat in Guyenne they were elected to the nobility as Viscounts, and the family were a great influence in the cultural affairs of south-western France. Pierre Prudhon was a notable French painter, 1758-1823.

Louis Prud'homme, born in 1608, son of Claude and Isabelle, was a French brewer that travelled from île-de-Frane to Canada in 1636. After arriving in the province of Quebec he married Roberte Gadois, born in 1626, daughter of Pierre and Louise, at Montreal on 30th November 1650. When Louis and Roberte married the governor of Montreal made a concession of thirty acres of land. They remained in Quebec together until Louis passed away on 2nd July 1671. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


Early History of the Home family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Home research. More information is included under the topic Early Home History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Home Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Prudhom, Prudhomm, Prudhomme, Prud'Homme, Prud'homme, Prud'hommeau, Prud'home, Prudhon, Prud'hon, Prud'Hommeau, Prudhommeaux, Prud'Hommeaux, Prudham, Pridham, Predham, Predhamm and many more.

Early Notables of the Home family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Home Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Home family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Home Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Home, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
  • John Home, who settled in Virginia in 1621
  • Richard Home, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Henry Home, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Home, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Home Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Home, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Solomon Home, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • James Home, who arrived in Virginia in 1701-1702 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Johan Home, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710-1714 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Caspar Home, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Home Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Simon Home, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Charles J Home, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1830 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Home, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • William and Robert Home, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1837 and 1868 respectively
  • John I Home, who landed in Mississippi in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Home Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Home, who landed in Arkansas in 1906 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Home Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Home, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Olivia" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 15 November 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Olivia 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/olivia1853.shtml.
  • Elizabeth Home, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lady Macdonald" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lady Macdonald 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/ladymacdonald1855.shtml

Home Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Isaac Home, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lizzie Southard" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 24th June 1865 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Home (post 1700)


  • David Alexander Cospatrick Douglas- Home (b. 1943), 15th Earl of Home, Scottish peer
  • Charles Alexander Douglas- Home (1834-1918), 12th Earl of Home, Scottish peer, Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire (1879-1880), Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire (1890-1915)
  • Charles Cospatrick Archibald Douglas- Home (1873-1951), 13th Earl of Home, Scottish peer, Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire (1930-1951)
  • Cospatrick Alexander Home (1799-1881), 11th Earl of Home, Scottish peer, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1828-1830)
  • Alexander Home (1769-1841), 10th Earl of Home, Scottish peer
  • Alexander Home (b. 1786), 9th Earl of Home, Scottish peer
  • Lieutenant General William William Home (1681-1761), 8th Earl of Home British Governor of Gibraltar (1757-1761)
  • Daniel Dunglas Home (1833-1886), Scottish physical medium with the reported ability to levitate to a variety of heights
  • Hon. William Douglas Home, Scottish dramatic author, Edinburgh
  • Sir Everard Home FRS (1756-1832), 1st Baronet, British physician, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1787, awarded the Copley Medal in 1807
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Home family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Home, British Leading Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Thomas Home, Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Welland, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 15 November 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Olivia 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/olivia1853.shtml.
  4. ^ South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lady Macdonald 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/ladymacdonald1855.shtml
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  7. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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