Dansomb is one of the names that was brought to England
in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Dansomb family lived in Lancashire
. The name is said to be of Angevin origin, and it is likely that it is a local
reference to a town now lost to the maps.
Early Origins of the Dansomb family
The surname Dansomb was first found in Lancashire
where conjecturally they were descended from the great Norman noble, Ive or Ivo Taillebois, who held large portions of the north of Lancashire
, and that part of Westmorland
which came under the barony of Kendal. The surnames also descended from this noble are Lancaster, Kendal and Irby, Bardsea, Broughton, Kirby and Preston. Ivo arrived in England
with William the Conqueror, but there is little known of the family except that they were Angevin.
Early History of the Dansomb family
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Dansomb Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dansomb family name include Danison, Danisone, Dansone, Danson and others.
Early Notables of the Dansomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dansomb family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Dansomb family to immigrate North America: Daniel Danison Sr. and Daniel Danison Jr. who arrived in Maryland in 1694.