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Today's generation of the Husbands family bears a name that was brought to England by the wave of migration that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. Husbands is a name for a peasant farmer. The name was originally derived from the Old English husband, which meant one who tills soil. The modern connotations of the word appeared much later.

Husbands Early Origins



The surname Husbands was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where lands were granted to them by Duke William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

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Husbands Spelling Variations


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Husbands Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Husbands has been recorded under many different variations, including Husband, Husbands, Husbants, Husborne and others.

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Husbands Early History


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Husbands Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Husbands research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1206 and 1562 are included under the topic Early Husbands History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Husbands Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Husbands Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Husbands 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Husbandss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Husbands Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Husbands, who landed in Maryland in 1658
  • William Husbands, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • Edward Husbands, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Husbands Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tho Husbands, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Joseph Husbands, who came to Georgia in 1738
  • Evans Henry Husbands, who arrived in Barbados in 1781
  • John Stewart Husbands, who landed in Georgia in 1781

Husbands Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Dotten Husbands, who arrived in New York in 1819

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Contemporary Notables of the name Husbands (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Husbands (post 1700)



  • Thomas E. Husbands, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Dillon, South Carolina, 1899-1912
  • Phil Husbands, English neuroscientist
  • Michael Husbands (b. 1985), English professional footballer
  • Patrick Husbands (b. 1973), Canadian jockey, born in the Barbados
  • Sir Clifford Straughn Husbands (b. 1926), Governor-General of Barbados (1996-)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Husbands Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Husbands 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 15 January 2016 at 10:28.

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