Hawseghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The founding heritage of the Hawseghan family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Hawseghan comes from when one of the family worked as a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Hawseghan is derived from the Old English words hors, which means horse, and mann, which means man or servant. 
Early Origins of the Hawseghan family
The surname Hawseghan was first found in Warwickshire where Hugh le Horsman was listed in the Feet of Fines for 1226-1227. The Subsidy Rolls for Worcester included John le Horsman there in 1327 and later in Yorkshire, William Horsman was listed there in 1415. 
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had three listings for the family: Agnes le Horseman, Buckinghamshire; Robert le Horsman, Oxfordshire; and Walter Horsman, Huntingdonshire. 
Early History of the Hawseghan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawseghan research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1589, 1593, 1536, 1610, 1593, 1597, 1601, 1604 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Hawseghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hawseghan Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hawseghan has been spelled many different ways, including Horsman, Horseman and others.
Early Notables of the Hawseghan family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Horsman (c.1536-1610), an English politician, Member of the Parliament of England for Grantham in 1593, 1597, 1601...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hawseghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hawseghan family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hawseghans to arrive in North America: Christopher Horsman settled in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia in 1775; Marmaduke Horsman settled in New Jersey in 1677.
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- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)