Absolon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Absolon family
The surname Absolon was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when Absolon, son of Apsolon, held estates in that shire in 1199.
Important Dates for the Absolon family
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Absolon Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Absolon family name include Absolom, Absalom, Absalon, Absolon, Apsolon, Apslom, Abslom, Asplin, Aspenlon, Aspland, Asplen, Aspling, Aspenlon and many more.
Early Notables of the Absolon family (pre 1700)
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Absolon migration to the United States
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Absolon surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Absolon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- George Absolon, who sailed to a Bermuda plantation in 1635 at the age of 16
- Geo Absolon, aged 16, who landed in Bermuda in 1635 
- Dorman Absolon, who landed in Virginia in 1655 
Absolon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Dorman Absolon, Em Absolon, and Emanuell Absalon were all early settlers in Virginia
Contemporary Notables of the name Absolon (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Absolon family
- Mr. Victor Absolon, British Bedroom Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking 
- ^ 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)
- ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html