The ancestry of the name Horsmind can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a name for a mounted warrior, rider, groom, or horse-dealer. The surname Horsmind is derived from the Old English words hors,
which means horse,
which means man
Early Origins of the Horsmind family
The surname Horsmind 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 Horsmind family
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Horsmind Spelling Variations
Horsmind has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Horsmind have been found, including Horsman, Horseman and others.
Early Notables of the Horsmind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horsmind family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Horsminds to arrive on North American shores: Christopher Horsman settled in Fort Cumberland
Nova Scotia in 1775; Marmaduke Horsman settled in New Jersey in 1677.