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Where did the English Isaacson family come from? What is the English Isaacson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Isaacson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Isaacson family history?

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.

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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.

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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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.

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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


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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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.

This page was last modified on 27 September 2011 at 07:58.

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