The saga of the name Horsemand 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 Horsemand is derived from the Old English words hors,
which means horse,
which means man
Early Origins of the Horsemand family
The surname Horsemand 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 Horsemand family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horsemand research.Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1292, 1536, 1610, 1593, 1597, 1601 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Horsemand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Horsemand 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 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.