Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name Isaac. The surname Isakson 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.
Early Origins of the Isakson family
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.
Early History of the Isakson family
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Isakson 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 Isakson have been found, including Isaacs, Isaac, Isaack, Isaacson, Izacke and others.
Early Notables of the Isakson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Isakson family to the New World and Oceana
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 Isakson, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Robert and Lucy Isaac settled in Savannah in 1821; William Isaac settled in Grenada in 1776; Rebecca Isaac settled in New England in 1634; Jonas, William, Terry, Phillip Isaac all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..
Contemporary Notables of the name Isakson (post 1700)
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