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Ian Early Origins



The surname Ian was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Ian Spelling Variations


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Ian Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ian has been recorded under many different variations, including Ion, Ionn, Ione, Ionne, Iyon, Iyonne and others.

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Ian Early History


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Ian Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ian research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Ian History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ian Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ian Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ian 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ian or a variant listed above: John Ion, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1819. By the latter half of the 19th century the family had immigrated to Canada, where John Ion was registered in Ontario in 1865..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ian (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ian (post 1700)



  • Janis Ian (b. 1951), Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, singer, multi-instrumental musician, columnist, and science fiction author. Her song "Society's Child" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, which honors recordings considered timeless and important to music history

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Ian Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ian 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 11 April 2014 at 09:07.

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