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The people known in ancient Scotland as the Picts were the forefathers of the Honeyman family. It is a name for a beekeeper. This occupation was important during the Middle Ages; since sugar was unknown in Europe, honey was the only available sweetener to be used in food preparation. Honey was also vital in the production of mead, a popular beverage.

Honeyman Early Origins



The surname Honeyman was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times, where it is said, within the family, "we all belong to Fife." Although this is largely true, deriving themselves from Falkland to St. Andrews, the name branched in early times to both Ayrshire and north to the Orkneys.

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Honeyman Spelling Variations


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Honeyman Spelling Variations



Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Honeyman has been written Honyman, Honeyman, Honiman, Huniman, Hunyman, Hunman, Honnyman, Honneyman, Honniman, Hunniman and many more.

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Honeyman Early History


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Honeyman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Honeyman research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1522, 1555, 1606, 1661, 1676, 1664, 1676 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Honeyman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Honeyman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Honeyman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Honeyman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Honeyman:

Honeyman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Honeyman, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Honeyman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Honeyman settled in New York NY in 1820

Honeyman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Honeyman (1729-1822), Irish immigrant to Canada aboard the frigate Boyne with James Wolfe; after Wolfe's victory at Quebec, he emigrated and settled in Pennsylvania

Honeyman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Honeyman landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Thomas Honeyman, aged 25, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Mary Honeyman, aged 28, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Honeyman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Honeyman (post 1700)



  • Ian Honeyman (b. 1978), American film composer who has written music for feature films, short films, TV shows
  • Nan Wood Honeyman (1881-1970), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon (1937-1939), the first woman elected to the United States Congress from Oregon in 1936
  • John Honeyman (1729-1822), Irish-born, American spy for George Washington who was responsible for gathering the intelligence essential for Washington's victory in the Battle of Trenton
  • Peter Honeyman Ph.D., American Scientific Director of the Center for Information Technology Integration and Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan
  • Susie Honeyman (b. 1960), Scottish violin player, best known for her work with the Mekons, co-founder of the Grey Gallery
  • Katrina Honeyman (1950-2011), British economic historian and Professor of Social and Economic History at the University of Leeds
  • Ben Honeyman (b. 1977), Australian former footballer who played from 1994 to 2002 and managed from 2005 to 2006
  • Thomas J "Tom" Honeyman (1891-1971), Scottish director of the Glasgow Art Gallery, Rector of the University of Glasgow (1953-1956)
  • Ian Honeyman, English tenor, actor and pianist of international fame

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Motto


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Motto



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: Progredere ne redgredere
Motto Translation: Advance, do not recede.


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    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    11. ...

    The Honeyman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Honeyman 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 26 March 2016 at 12:02.

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