The many generations and branches of the Horsehan family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Horsehan is derived from the Old English words hors,
which means horse,
which means man
Early Origins of the Horsehan family
The surname Horsehan 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 Horsehan family
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Horsehan Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Horsehan were recorded, including Horsman, Horseman and others.
Early Notables of the Horsehan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horsehan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Horsehan family emigrate to North America: Christopher Horsman settled in Fort Cumberland
Nova Scotia in 1775; Marmaduke Horsman settled in New Jersey in 1677.