Edmands is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that is derived from the given name Edmond.
Early Origins of the Edmands family
The surname Edmands was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Edmands family
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Edmands Spelling Variations
Edmands has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Edmands have been found, including Edmond, Edmonde, Edmon, Edmonds, Edmun, Edmund, Edmunds and many more.
Early Notables of the Edmands family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Edmands family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Edmandss to arrive on North American shores:
Edmands Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J Edmands, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Edmands (post 1700)
- John Wiley Edmands (1809-1877), American politician, Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1853-55; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1868 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html