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The name Horsham is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Horsham is derived from the Old English words hors, which means horse, and mann, which means man or servant.

Horsham Early Origins



The surname Horsham 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.

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Horsham Spelling Variations


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Horsham 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 Horsham 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 Horsham include Horsman, Horseman and others.

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Horsham Early History


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Horsham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horsham 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 Horsham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Horsham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horsham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Horsham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Horsham or a variant listed above:

Horsham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dorcas Horsham, aged 40, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Edward Horsham, aged 14, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Elizab Horsham, aged 16, arrived at Providence, Rhode Island in 1635

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Horsham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horsham Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 July 2014 at 07:50.

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