Attamsomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Attamsomb family

The surname Attamsomb 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 Attamsomb family

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

Attamsomb Spelling Variations

Although the name, Attamsomb, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Adamsone, Addamson, Adamson and others.

Early Notables of the Attamsomb family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Attamsomb family to Ireland

Some of the Attamsomb 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 Attamsomb 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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Attamsomb family name Attamsomb, or who bore a variation of the surname were 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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