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The lineage of the name Ison begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parish of Isham in the county of Northampton near Kettering.

Ison Early Origins



The surname Ison was first found in Northamptonshire at Isham, a Saxon village and civil parish that dates back to 974 when it was listed as Ysham. By the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name had evolved to the present spelling of Isham. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "homestead by the River Ise," having derived from the Celtic river-name + the Old English "ham" or "hamm." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The local church is an ancient edifice with a tower, and contains four Norman arches.

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Ison Spelling Variations


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Ison Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ison has undergone many spelling variations, including Isham, Ison, Isom, Ipsam and others.

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Ison Early History


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Ison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ison research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1617, 1582, 1651, 1627, 1610, 1675, 1656, 1681, 1671, 1673, 1658, 1730, 1687, 1737, 1690, 1772, 1697 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Ison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ison Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Gregory Isham of Orlingbury; John Isham (1582-1651), High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, created Baronet Isham of Lamport on 30 May 1627; Sir Justinian Isham (1610-1675), 2nd Baronet Isham, English scholar and royalist politician, who was a Member of Parliament; Sir Thomas Isham II (1656-1681), 3rd Baronet...

Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ison were among those contributors:

Ison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Ison, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Edward Ison, who arrived in Virginia in 1642

Ison Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Ison, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • William Ison, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850
  • Elizabeth Ison, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ison (post 1700)



  • Sheila Ison Wellstone (1944-2002), American advocate for human rights, the environment, and peace, founder of the Sheila Wellstone Institute
  • Wayne Ison, American aircraft designer, known for his Airbike, Mini-MAX, Hi-MAX and PDQ-2
  • Tara Ison, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist
  • The Very Rev David John Ison (b. 1954), English clergyman, Dean of St Paul's, London (2012-), former Dean of Bradford (2004-2012)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Ison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ison 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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