Hyronside History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Hyronside come from its first bearer, who was a person who because of his physical characteristics and strength was referred to as iron-side. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Hyronside family

The surname Hyronside was first found in Durham where the best-known bearer of this nickname was Edmund II (died 1016), better known as Edmund Ironside, King of England from 23 April to 30 November 1016. He was not expected to be king, but his two older brothers had died, making him the oldest male heir. He earned his nickname "Ironside" because of his valour in resisting the Danish invasion led by Cnut the Great. Björn Ironside was a legendary king of Sweden who lived sometime in the 9th century.

Important Dates for the Hyronside family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hyronside research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1297, 1333, 1570, 1588, 1671, 1661, 1671, 1632, 1701, 1667, 1692, 1671 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Hyronside History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hyronside Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hyronside has been spelled many different ways, including Ironside, Earnside and others.

Early Notables of the Hyronside family (pre 1700)

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hyronside Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hyronside family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hyronsides to arrive in North America: James Ironside, who arrived in Virginia sometime between 1666 and 1667; Christian Ironside, who was banished to America in 1749; Patrick Earnside, who settled in Delaware Bay in 1783.

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