Izzoom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Izzoom has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the parish of Isham in the county of Northampton near Kettering.
Early Origins of the Izzoom family
The surname Izzoom 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.  
The place name literally means "homestead by the River Ise," having derived from the Celtic river-name + the Old English "ham" or "hamm."  The local church is an ancient edifice with a tower, and contains four Norman arches.
The earliest record of the family was found here "where an elder branch of the existing family, Isham of Lamport, were seated soon after the Conquest." 
Later, Henry de Isham was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Northamptonshire in 1206. 
Early History of the Izzoom family
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Izzoom 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 Izzoom have been found, including Isham, Ison, Isom, Ipsam and others.
Early Notables of the Izzoom family (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 of Lamport, best known for his diary which he wrote from 1671-1673 of his observations as a teenage member of the English aristocracy; Sir Justinian Isham II (1658-1730), 4th Baronet of Lamport, Member of Parliament; Sir Justinian Isham (1687-1737), 5th Baronet of Lamport; Sir Edmund Isham (1690-1772), 6th Baronet of...
Migration of the Izzoom family
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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Izzoom, or a variant listed above: Henry Isham, who was on record in Virginia in 1626; Robert Isham, who came to Virginia in 1635, at age 14; Dan and Roger Isham, who both arrived in Virginia in 1629.