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The name Josephson is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of Joseph.

Josephson Early Origins



The surname Josephson was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Josephson Spelling Variations


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Josephson Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Josephson include Joseph, Josephs, Josephson and others.

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Josephson Early History


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Josephson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Josephson research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1205, 1273, 1754, 1764 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Josephson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Josephson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Josephson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Josephson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Josephson In Ireland


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Josephson In Ireland



Some of the Josephson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Josephson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Meyer Josephson, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Myer Josephson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763

Josephson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Morris S Josephson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853
  • Michael Josephson, who landed in Arkansas in 1886

Josephson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joshua L. Josephson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Josephson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Josephson (post 1700)



  • Sharon Josephson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2004
  • Rita Josephson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008
  • Joseph Josephson, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 28th District, 1956
  • Edward Josephson, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984
  • Carol Josephson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956; Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1957-65
  • Abraham Josephson, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1920
  • A. W. Josephson, American politician, Printer; Delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1920

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Josephson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Josephson 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 20 October 2015 at 11:13.

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