The Gaelic name used by the O'Hamson family in ancient Ireland
was O hAmhsaigh.
Early Origins of the O'Hamson family
The surname O'Hamson was first found in Derry, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the O'Hamson family
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O'Hamson Spelling Variations
The archives that survive today demonstrate the difficulty experienced by the scribes of this period in their attempts to record these names in writing. Spelling variations
of the name O'Hamson dating from that time include O'Hanson, Hanson, Hansom, O'Hamsey, Hampson, O'Hamson, O'Hampson, Hempson and many more.
Early Notables of the O'Hamson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Hamson family to the New World and Oceana
The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families
to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine
of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name O'Hamson: Henry Hampson, who sailed to New York in 1854; John Hampson to Philadelphia in 1864; Thomas Hampson to Mississippi in 1859; Andrew Hanson to Wisconsin in 1884..