The ancient Viking-Scottish name Horgison is derived from the name Aassi,
which is a Old Norse form of the Old English personal name Oswald,
which means divine power.
The original spelling of the surname Horgison was Aassiesen,
and this form is preserved in the Shetlands; many diminutive forms of the surname also exist. The surname was recorded in the Landnamabok
(the Icelandic Book of settlement), as Asi.
Early Origins of the Horgison family
The surname Horgison was first found in the Shetlands, where it is a form of Oswald.
Early History of the Horgison family
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Horgison Spelling Variations
The spellings of Scottish names dating from the medieval era often bear little resemblance to those seen today. They vary enormously because scribes in that time spelled according to their ears. Some spelling variations
of the name Horgison include Aassie, Assi, Assie, Aasie, Hoseason, Hosison and many more.
Early Notables of the Horgison family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horgison family to Ireland
Some of the Horgison family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Horgison family to the New World and Oceana
The farms of Scottish settlers soon dotted the east coast of the colonies that would become the nations of the United States and Canada. Many of those migrants and their children went on to play important roles in the founding the great nations of North America. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Horgison or a variant listed above, including: William Hoseason, and family who migrated directly from the Shetlands about 1730 to Jamaica. This family eventually married into the distinguished Bruce family of Jamaica..