Sison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Sison is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Sison family lived in Gloucestershire, at the manor of Siston, from whence their name was derived.
Early Origins of the Sison family
The surname Sison was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Siston, held at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book, a survey of England taken by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England in Hastings in 1066 A.D. In this survey the village of Siston was held by Roger de Berkeley. Conjecturally they were descended from Roger, and as it was the tradition of Norman families, the second or third son usually adopted the name of his manor or lands.
Early History of the Sison family
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Sison Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Sison include Siston, Sistons, Syston, Sistun, Systun, Sisson, Sissons, Sysun, Sisun, Sissun, Sison, Sisons, Syson, Sysson, Session, Sesion and many more.
Early Notables of the Sison family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sison family to Ireland
Some of the Sison family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sison migration to the United States +
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Sisons to arrive on North American shores:
Sison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Tho Sison, aged 21, who landed in Virginia in 1683 
Sison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- G. H. Sison, who settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
- H Sison, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
Sison migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sison Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Geo Sison, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
Contemporary Notables of the name Sison (post 1700) +
- Teófilo L. Sison (1880-1975), Philippine politician, Secretary of National Defense (1939-1941), Governor of Pangasinan (1922-1925), Senator of the Philippines from the Second Senatorial District (1928-1935)
- Connie Sison, Filipino TV Reporter and News Anchor
- Heny Sison, known as Chef Heny, a Filipino pastry chef, cake decorator, and television host
- Magi King Sison (b. 1988), Filipino professional basketball player
- Raul Marco Sison (b. 1957), Filipino singer, actor and politician
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)