The Horseen name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Horseen was originally a name given to someone who worked as a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Horseen is derived from the Old English words hors,
which means horse,
which means man
Early Origins of the Horseen family
The surname Horseen was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Horseen family
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Horseen Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Horseen are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Horseen include: Horsman, Horseman and others.
Early Notables of the Horseen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horseen family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Horseen or a variant listed above: Christopher Horsman settled in Fort Cumberland
Nova Scotia in 1775; Marmaduke Horsman settled in New Jersey in 1677.