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Ausman is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ausman family lived in Dorset. The name, however, is a reference to Osmandville, on the River Bire in Bessin, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Ausman Early Origins



The surname Ausman was first found in Dorset at Melbury Osmond, a village and civil parish in the union of Beaminster, hundred of Yetminster that dates back to 1283 when it was first listed as Melebur Osmund. "Melbury" roughly means "multi-coloured fortified place" from the Old English "maele" + burh." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Hence collectively the place name meant "fortified place of a man called Osmund." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Little is known about the place name other than the parish church, St. Osmund's was thought to have been built before 1550. It was completely rebuilt in 1745.

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Ausman Spelling Variations


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Ausman Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Osmond, Osmund, Osmont, Osmonde, Osmand, Osman, Ozment and many more.

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Ausman Early History


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Ausman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ausman research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 155 and 1555 are included under the topic Early Ausman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ausman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ausman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ausman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ausman In Ireland


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Ausman In Ireland



Some of the Ausman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Ausman or a variant listed above:

Ausman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Ausman, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Lois Ausman, aged 21, who emigrated to Cherokee, Iowa, in 1923

Ausman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Philip Ausman, who was living in Ontario in 1871

Ausman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Herbert Watson Ausman, aged 30, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ausman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ausman (post 1700)



  • La Verne Ausman (b. 1930), American Republican former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Jon Ausman (b. 1953), American Democrat politician, from Cleveland, Ohio
  • Milton E. Ausman, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Senate 29th District, 1938
  • LaVerne George Ausman, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly 69th District, 1975-78
  • Jon Ausman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1996; Member of Democratic National Committee from Florida, 2004-08
  • Donna Harper Ausman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Ausman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ausman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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