Aaronson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Aaronson family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Norfolk. Their name, however, derives from their place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Airaines, in Somme, France.

Early Origins of the Aaronson family

The surname Aaronson was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Aaronson family

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Aaronson Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Irons, Kenirons, Hirons, Iron and others.

Early Notables of the Aaronson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Aaronson family to Ireland

Some of the Aaronson 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.

Aaronson migration to the United States

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Aaronson name or one of its variants:

Aaronson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Dirck Aaronson, who landed in Long Island in 1678 [1]
  • Dirick Aaronson, who arrived in Long Island in 1678 [1]
Aaronson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Lavine Aaronson, who landed in Mississippi in 1884 [1]

Aaronson migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Aaronson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Simon Aaronson, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Evening Star" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand in 1858 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Aaronson (post 1700)

  • Walter A. Aaronson, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Aberdeen, Maryland, 1912-16, 1923-29 (acting, 1923-24) [3]
  • Robert Aaronson (1823-1884), American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Burlington County, 1872 [3]
  • Norman Mark Aaronson (b. 1946), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972 [3]
  • Lawrence Aaronson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000 [3]
  • Edwin Aaronson, American Democrat politician, Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1964 [3]
  • Burton Aaronson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008; Presidential Elector for Florida, 2012 [3]
  • Abraham S. Aaronson (1883-1923), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ansonia, 1915-16 [3]

Citations

  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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, September 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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