The history of the name Horsmend dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Horsmend is derived from the Old English words hors,
which means horse,
which means man
Early Origins of the Horsmend family
The surname Horsmend 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 Horsmend family
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Horsmend Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Horsmend has undergone many spelling variations
, including Horsman, Horseman and others.
Early Notables of the Horsmend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horsmend family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Horsmend were among those contributors: Christopher Horsman settled in Fort Cumberland
Nova Scotia in 1775; Marmaduke Horsman settled in New Jersey in 1677.