Atamsum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Atamsum family

The surname Atamsum was first found in Norfolk where it is thought that the first record of the name was Richard Adamessone who was listed there in the 13th century. [1]

Important Dates for the Atamsum family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Atamsum research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1261, 1296, 1587, 1433, 1581 and 1639 are included under the topic Early Atamsum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Atamsum Spelling Variations

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Atamsum occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Adamsone, Addamson, Adamson and others.

Early Notables of the Atamsum family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Atamsum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Atamsum family to Ireland

Some of the Atamsum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Atamsum family

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Atamsum, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Thomas Adamson who settled in Galveston Texas in 1872; George Adamson settled in Virginia in 1679; John Adamson settled in Barbados in 1678.

Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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