Hamson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Hamson family

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.

Important Dates for the Hamson family

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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.

Early Notables of the Hamson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hamson family to Ireland

Some of the Hamson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hamson migration to the United States

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 [1]
Hamson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Hamson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]

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


  1. ^ 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)
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