Hansome History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hansome is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Hans. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Hansome family

The surname Hansome was first found in Yorkshire 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 Hansome family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hansome research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1675 is included under the topic Early Hansome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hansome Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hansome are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hansome include: Hanson, Hansom and others.

Early Notables of the Hansome family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Hansome family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hansome or a variant listed above: John Hanson, who settled in Maryland in 1691; Samuel Hanson settled in Barbados in 1679; Simon Hanson arrived in New York in 1687; Charles, Frederick, James, John, Joseph, Peter, Robert, Samuel, Thomas and William Hanson all arrived in Philadelphia between 1770 and 1860..

Contemporary Notables of the name Hansome (post 1700)

  • Marius Hansome, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 19th District, 1928 [1]
  • Joseph Andrew Hansome, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 8th District, 1933 [1]
  • Grace Hansome, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 15th District, 1928 [1]

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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