Dansoom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Dansoom surname is generally thought to have been a nickname derived from "son of Dan" [1] [2] or "son of Daniel." [3]

Early Origins of the Dansoom family

The surname Dansoom 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." [3]

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. [2]

Early History of the Dansoom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dansoom research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1694, 1662, 1916, 1679, 1692 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Dansoom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dansoom Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Dansoom has undergone many spelling variations, including Danison, Danisone, Dansone, Danson and others.

Early Notables of the Dansoom 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...
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dansoom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dansoom family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dansoom were among those contributors: Daniel Danison Sr. and Daniel Danison Jr. who arrived in Maryland in 1694.



  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Houseofnames.com on Facebook