The Amson family's name is derived from the ancient Norman culture that was established in Britain following the Norman Conquest
of island in 1066. Their name originated with an early member who was a good friend
or beloved one.
The name was originally derived from the Old French given name or nickname Amis
which means friend.
Early Origins of the Amson family
The surname Amson was first found in the county of Northumberland
, where they were granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. They originated from Exmes, a town in the department of Orne, in Normandy.
Early History of the Amson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amson research.Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1889, 1640, 1692, 1721, 1576, 1633, 1619, 1695, 1689, 1759, 1641, 1721 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Amson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Amson Spelling Variations
of forenames and surnames were common. Originally all records were in Latin and translating a record, whether it was a surname or village name was dependent on a verbal translation into the language of the times. Languages evolved too and that complicated entries. Spellings often changed in a person’s lifetime in various rolls (censuses) of the time. Many variations of the name Amson have been found, including Ames, Amess, Amies, Amis, Amiss, Amos, Hames, Haymes, Eames, Emmes and many more.
Early Notables of the Amson family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Ames (Latin: Guilielmus Amesius) (1576-1633), an English Protestant divine, philosopher, and controversialist; Henry Metcalfe Ames, of Lynden, Northumberland; Joseph Ames (1619-1695), an English naval commander from Norfolk
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Migration of the Amson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Amson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Sarah Amson, aged 18, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Warwick" in 1879
- Mary A. Amson, aged 14, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Warwick" in 1879
The Amson Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fama candida rosa dulcior
Motto Translation: Fame is sweeter than the white rose.