Haysom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The earliest origins of the name Haysom date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the son of Heysham.In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Haysom family
The surname Haysom was first found in Lancashire, at Heysham, a coastal village near Lancaster. The village dates back to the Domesday Book  when it was listed there as Hessam derived from the Old English words haes + ham and meant "homestead or village among the brushwood" 
"Under the Normans, the manor of Heysham, anciently Hessam, was held by the service of cornage, where the lord was bound by his tenure to meet the king on the borders of the county, with his horn and a white wand, introducing him into the county, and attending him on his departure. From this tenure, it is probable that a branch of the family, de Hessam." 
Today the village is a thriving community, but historically the ancient St. Patrick's Chapel, close to St. Peter's Church holds stone graves in the ruins and is home to many Saxon and Viking remains. The church itself contains an ancient Viking hogback stone. According to legend, St. Patrick landed here after crossing from Ireland and established the chapel.
Early History of the Haysom family
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Haysom Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Haysom include Heysham, Haysom, Hessam, Heshen and others.
Early Notables of the Haysom family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Richard Helsham (1682?-1738), "friend of Swift, was born probably in 1682 at Leggatsrath, co. Kilkenny. He was educated at Kilkenny College, entered Trinity College, Dublin, 18 July 1697, obtained a scholarship in 1700, graduated B.A. in 1702, was elected fellow in 1704, and was co-opted a senior fellow in 1714. He was lecturer in mathematics 1723-30, and was the first to hold the professorship of natural philosophy...
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Migration of the Haysom family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Haysom or a variant listed above: William Heysham, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1773; and Michael Heshen to Philadelphia in 1858.
Contemporary Notables of the name Haysom (post 1700) +
- Arthur B. Haysom, American Republican politician, Village President of Catskill, New York, 1940 
- Geoffrey David Leybourne Haysom, South African World War II flying ace with six aerial victories
- Ian Haysom, English-born, Canadian Gemini Award winning news director for Global News BC and Regional Director of Global News
- Nicholas Haysom, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
- Mark Haysom CBE (b. 1953), British author, best known for his first novel Love, Love Me Do
- Wally Haysom (1897-1982), Australian rules footballer
- Derek William Reginald Haysom (1913-1985), Canadian steel company executive from South Africa who with his wife Nancy was murdered by his daughter Elizabeth and her boyfriend
Historic Events for the Haysom family +
- Mr. Edward Lawrence Haysom (b. 1922), English Marine from Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking 
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- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, June 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html