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Housden Early Origins



The surname Housden was first found in Midlothian, 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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Housden Spelling Variations


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Housden Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Howison, Howieson, Howeson, Howyson, Howson and others.

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Housden Early History


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Housden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Housden research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1600, 1567, 1711, 1787, 1557, 1632, 1619 and 1628 are included under the topic Early Housden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Housden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Housden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Housden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Howieson arrived in Philadelphia in 1878.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Housden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Housden (post 1700)



  • V. Martyn Housden, British reader in modern history at the University of Bradford
  • Sir Peter James Housden KCB (b. 1950), British public servant, Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government (2010-2015)
  • Dr. Leslie George Housden OBE (1894-1963), English physician who specialized in child welfare, honorary medical advisor to the Save the Children Fund and from 1948 to 1955, and Olympian who competed in the Men's marathon at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • James Alan George Housden (1904-1994), Australian clergyman, Bishop of Rockhampton (1947-1958), Bishop of Newcastle (Australia) (1958-1972)
  • John Paul "Jak" Housden (b. 1969), Australian musician, founding guitarist for the band Badloves
  • Fred Housden OBE, English athletics coach and Royal Field Artillery soldier who was awarded the Military Cross, a 2012 inductee of the England Athletics Hall of Fame

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sursum corda
Motto Translation: Hearts upwards.


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Housden Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
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    The Housden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Housden 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 6 June 2016 at 17:04.

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