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Sirmans Early Origins



The surname Sirmans was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The question of whether this relates to a preacher or a knight is still unresolved. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1312 when Richard and Ralph Sermoner held estates in that shire.

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Sirmans Spelling Variations


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Sirmans Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sermon, Sirmon, Surman, Surmon, Sirman, Serman and others.

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Sirmans Early History


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Sirmans Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sirmans research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1269, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Sirmans History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sirmans Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sirmans Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Sermon, who arrived in Maryland in 1662; Edward Serman, who settled in Virginia sometime between 1663 and 1679; Elizabeth Sermon, who settled in Maryland in 1681.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sirmans (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sirmans (post 1700)



  • W. E. Sirmans, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1916

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. 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).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Sirmans Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sirmans 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 19 November 2015 at 10:24.

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