Dansomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Dansomb surname is generally thought to have been a nickname derived from "son of Dan"   or "son of Daniel." 
Early Origins of the Dansomb family
The surname Dansomb was first found in Cumberland (now Cumbria.) "For several centuries Danson has been a familiar South Cumberland and Furness surname. It is found in the neighbourhood of Millom." 
In the Subsidy Rolls of Cumberland, we found Robert Dandeson who was listed there in 1332. A few years later, John Dandesone was listed in the Register of Freemen in York in 1363 and Robert Danson was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1381. 
Early History of the Dansomb family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dansomb research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1694, 1662, 1916, 1679, 1692 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Dansomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dansomb Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Dansomb were recorded, including Danison, Danisone, Dansone, Danson and others.
Early Notables of the Dansomb family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Danson (d. 1694), English nonconformist divine, born in the parish of St. Mary-le-Bow, London. "He then settled at Sibton, Suffolk, but in 1662 he was ejected from that living for nonconformity (Add. MS. 19165, f. 300). Subsequently he preached in London...
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Migration of the Dansomb family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dansomb family emigrate to North America: Daniel Danison Sr. and Daniel Danison Jr. who arrived in Maryland in 1694.
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