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The history of the name Hearson dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a guardian of cattle or sheep. The surname Hearson is derived from the Old English word hierde, which means herd, and the patronymic suffix -son. Thus, the name Hearson literally means "son of the herd."

Hearson Early Origins



The surname Hearson was first found in Lancashire, on the west coast near Lythom-St. Annes, where they were associated with Furness Abbey. They were a prominent family here from very early times.

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Hearson Spelling Variations


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Hearson Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hearson has undergone many spelling variations, including Herdson, Hirdson, Heardson, Hurdson, Herson and others.

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Hearson Early History


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Hearson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hearson research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1621, 1660, and 1685 are included under the topic Early Hearson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hearson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hearson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hearson were among those contributors:

Hearson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. E. Hearson, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Jos. T. Hearson, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Alfred Hearson, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Elizabeth Hearson, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Emily E. Hearson, aged 47, who emigrated to America from Bristol, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hearson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hearson 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 19 June 2013 at 12:29.

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