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The Anglo-Saxon name Hamson comes from the baptismal name for the son of Hamon.

Hamson Early Origins



The surname Hamson was first found in Buckinghamshire 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.

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Hamson Spelling Variations


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Hamson Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hamson were recorded, including Hampson, Hampsey, Hampsy, O'Hampsey, Hamson and others.

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Hamson Early History


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Hamson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamson research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hamson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hamson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hamson In Ireland


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Hamson In Ireland



Some of the Hamson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hamson family emigrate to North America:

Hamson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mark Hamson, who arrived in Maryland in 1660

Hamson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hamson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hamson (post 1700)



  • Tresa Spaulding Hamson, American two-time gold medalist basketball player
  • Jennifer Hamson, American professional basketball player, WCC Player of the Year (2014) and WCC Defensive Player of the Year (2014)
  • Gary Hamson (b. 1959), English former football midfielder who played from 1976 to 1988

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nunc aut nunquam
Motto Translation: Now or never.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hamson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 November 2014 at 08:24.

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