Housmind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Housmind is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person employed "at the house." In most cases, this was a religious house or convent. The surname Housmind is derived from the Old English word hus, which means house, and the word man, which means servant. 
Early Origins of the Housmind family
The surname Housmind was first found in Yorkshire where Johannes Howsman was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. A few years earlier John Houseman was found in Colchester, Essex in 1365. 
"This surname, early found in Yorkshire, crossed the border and settled in the neighbourhood of Lancaster. A well-known vicar of Lancaster bore this name at the beginning of the century. Two hundred years earlier the name occurs in local Wills." 
Early History of the Housmind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Housmind research. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1365, 1714, 1604, 1622, 1630, 1636, 1696, 1636, 1759 and 1838 are included under the topic Early Housmind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Housmind 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 Housmind 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 Housmind include Houseman, Housemayne, Houssemayne, Housman, Howseman and many more.
Early Notables of the Housmind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Housmind family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Housmind or a variant listed above: William Houseman, who sailed to Barbados in 1635; John Houseman to Virginia in 1699; William Howsman to Nova Scotia in 1749; Henry Houseman to Carolina in 1774.