Dansoomb is one of the many new names that came to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Dansoomb 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 Dansoomb family
The surname Dansoomb 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 Dansoomb family
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Dansoomb Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Danison, Danisone, Dansone, Danson and others.
Early Notables of the Dansoomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dansoomb family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Dansoomb or a variant listed above were: Daniel Danison Sr. and Daniel Danison Jr. who arrived in Maryland in 1694.