Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Horsemand is derived from the Old English words hors, which means horse, and mann, which means man or servant.
Early Origins of the Horsemand family
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 Horsemand family
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Horsemand Spelling Variations
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 Horsemand were recorded, including Horsman, Horseman and others.
Early Notables of the Horsemand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horsemand 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 Horsemand family emigrate to North America: Christopher Horsman settled in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia in 1775; Marmaduke Horsman settled in New Jersey in 1677.
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