The saga of the name Horseman follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Horseman is derived from the Old English words hors,
which means horse,
which means man
Early Origins of the Horseman family
The surname Horseman 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 Horseman family
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Horseman 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 Horseman were recorded, including Horsman, Horseman and others.
Early Notables of the Horseman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horseman 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 Horseman family emigrate to North America:
Horseman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Wm. B. Horseman, aged 61, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
- C. Horseman, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1896
Horseman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Frederick Horseman, aged 28, who settled in America from London, in 1906
- Mary Horseman, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1906
- Rich Horseman, aged 48, who settled in America from Ireland, in 1906
- George Horseman, aged 32, who landed in America from Bradford, England, in 1908
- Christina Horseman, aged 30, who landed in America from Bradford, England, in 1908