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Isaacson is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Isaac. The surname Isaacson referred to the son of Isaac which belongs to the category of patronymic surnames. In Old English, patronyms and were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Isaacson Early Origins



The surname Isaacson was first found in Devon 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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Isaacson Spelling Variations


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Isaacson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Isaacson have been found, including Isaacs, Isaac, Isaack, Isaacson, Izacke and others.

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Isaacson Early History


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Isaacson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Isaacson research. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1300, and 1358 are included under the topic Early Isaacson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Isaacson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Isaacson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Isaacson 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Isaacson, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Isaacson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Isaacson, aged 28, landed in Massachusetts in 1813
  • Gustavo Isaacson, who arrived in Arkansas in 1869
  • Eason Isaacson, who landed in Arkansas in 1882
  • Julius Isaacson, who arrived in Arkansas in 1894
  • And. Isaacson, aged 18, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1897

Isaacson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aaron Isaacson, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1903
  • Abraham Isaacson, aged 24, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Bessie Isaacson, aged 26, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Celena Isaacson, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Amilia Isaacson, aged 3, who settled in America from London, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Isaacson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Isaacson, aged 30, a shoemaker, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"

Isaacson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Isaacson, aged 30, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Isaacson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Isaacson (post 1700)



  • Walter Isaacson FRSA (b. 1952), American writer and journalist, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute
  • Henry Thorpe Beal Isaacson (1898-1970), American leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1970
  • Megan Isaacson, American Gospel Music Association Award winning Christian and Gospel singer
  • Jacob Isaacson (1911-1980), American composer and musician
  • Douglas W. "Doug" Isaacson (b. 1957), American politician, Member of the Alaska House of Representatives (2013-), Mayor of North Pole, Alaska (2006-2012)
  • James Isaacson (b. 1980), English rugby union footballer from Easington, County Durham who played from 1998 to 2007
  • Peter Stuart Isaacson AM, DFC, AFC, DFM (b. 1920), English-born, Australian publisher of the Southern Cross and the Sunday Observer in Melbourne and decorated military pilot who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Force Cross and the Distinguished Flying Medal

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Isaacson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Isaacson 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.

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