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The Homan name was originally an Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who worked as a servant for Hugh.
The surname Homan was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
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 Homan has undergone many spelling variations, including Homan, Homans, Howman, Hoeman, Hownam and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Homan research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Homan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Homan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Homan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Homan were among those contributors:
Homan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Homan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Homan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Homan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Homan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Labile quod opportunum
Motto Translation: That which is opportune is quickly gone, or opportunity soon slips by.
The Homan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Homan 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.
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