Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the name Tysen was recognized on the island as a name for a fiesty or hot-tempered person. The name is a metaphor derived from the Old French word tison meaning fire-brand. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Tysen family
Northumberland where they held a family seat from early times, where the name originally was Tesson, one of the most powerful families in Normandy seated at Angouleme. Their history is French more than Viking and they distinguished themselves against the Saracens in 725. They were later seated at Anjou and Raoul Tesson the first Lord of Cingueleiz led 120 knights at Val-Des-Dunes in 1047. Gilbert Tesson, his brother, obtained the barony of Alnwick from King Edward the Confessor, England's Saxon King, and was killed at the Battle of Hastings, fighting on the Saxon side.
Early History of the Tysen family
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Tysen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tysen family name include Tyson, Tesson, Tewson, Tiuson, Tison, Dyson and many more.
Early Notables of the Tysen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tysen family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Tysen family to immigrate North America:
Tysen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Tysen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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