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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Horsman. It was a name given to someone who was a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Horsman is derived from the Old English words hors, which means horse, and mann, which means man or servant.

Horsman Early Origins



The surname Horsman 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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Horsman Spelling Variations


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Horsman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Horsman have been found, including Horsman, Horseman and others.

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Horsman Early History


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Horsman Early History



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

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Horsman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horsman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Horsman, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Horsman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Horsman, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • John Horsman, who landed in Virginia in 1665
  • Marmaduke Horsman settled in New Jersey in 1677
  • Marmaduke Horsman, who landed in New Jersey in 1677
  • Thomas Horsman, who landed in Maryland in 1677

Horsman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Horsman, aged 2, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1818
  • Thomas Horsman, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1854

Horsman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Horsman settled in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia in 1775
  • Christopher Horsman, aged 27, arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1775

Horsman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Horsman, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Horsman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Horsman (post 1700)



  • Duane D. Horsman (1937-1991), American middleweight professional boxer from Minnesota
  • Eric Horsman Ph.D., American research scientist in geology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bill Horsman, American corporate and editorial photographer
  • Frederick "Fred" Horsman (1889-1959), English professional footballer who played from 1910 to 1928
  • William "Bill" Horsman (1908-1982), English professional footballer who played from 1928 to 1939
  • Bill Horsman, British silver and bronze medalist slalom canoer in the 1990s
  • John Whitmore "Jack" Horsman (1888-1976), Canadian farmer and politician who represented Wilkie from 1948 to 1964 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
  • Vincent Stanley Joseph Horsman (b. 1967), Canadian retired Major League Baseball left-handed relief pitcher who played from 1991 to 1995, inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 2012
  • James "Jim" Deverell Horsman CM, AOE (1935-1979), Canadian former provincial politician, Minister of Advanced Education and Manpower (1979-1982), Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs (1979-1982), Attorney General (1986-1992), Deputy Premier (1989-1992)
  • Edward Horsman PC (1807-1876), British politician, Chief Secretary for Ireland (1855-1857)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Horsman Historic Events


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Horsman Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Lawrence Horsman (b. 1913), English Leading Cook (S) serving for the Royal Navy from Leeds, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Horsman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horsman 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 20 March 2016 at 23:02.

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