The name Dansombe was brought to England
by the Normans
when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Dansombe 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 Dansombe family
The surname Dansombe 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 Dansombe family
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Dansombe Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Dansombe are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Dansombe include Danison, Danisone, Dansone, Danson and others.
Early Notables of the Dansombe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dansombe family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Dansombe, or a variant listed above: Daniel Danison Sr. and Daniel Danison Jr. who arrived in Maryland in 1694.