Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the given name of the father and was typically denoted as "the son of George." The personal name George was originally derived from the Greek word which means someone who was a farmer or someone who worked the land.
Early Origins of the Geeorgeson family
Dorset where it is noted as a somewhat rare name in mediaeval records. The popularity of the name increased during the Crusades which brought more contact with the Orthodox Church. St. George, who slew his famous dragon in 303 A.D., may have inspired the use of this name. In 1348, Edward III founded the Order of the Garter under the patronage of St. George and by 1415, a yearly festival was set in place that continues today. Today, St. George is considered the patron saint of England.
Early History of the Geeorgeson family
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Geeorgeson Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Geeorgeson have been found, including George, Georgeson and others.
Early Notables of the Geeorgeson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Geeorgeson family to Ireland
Some of the Geeorgeson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Geeorgeson family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Geeorgeson, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Jane George, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Henry George, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; Peter George, who arrived in Braintree, MA in 1642; Robert George, who settled in Virginia in 1642.
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