Attamsone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Attamsone family

The surname Attamsone 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]

Early History of the Attamsone family

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

Attamsone Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Attamsone family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Attamsone family to Ireland

Some of the Attamsone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Attamsone 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 Attamsone family name Attamsone, 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.

The Attamsone 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: Crux mihi grata quies
Motto Translation: The Cross gives me welcome rest.

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