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500 most common English / Welsh / Isle of Man Family Crests Tuesday, Oct 28 2008 

 

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Abbott

 Adams

 Ahmed

 Akhtar

 Alexander

 Ali

 Allan

 Allen

 Anderson

 Andrews

 Archer

 Armstrong

 Arnold

 Ashton

 Atkins

 Atkinson

 Austin

 Bailey

 Baker

 Baldwin

 Ball

 Banks

 Barber

 Barker

 Barlow

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 Barnett

 Barrett

 Barry

 Bartlett

 Barton

 Bates

 Baxter

 Begum

 Bell

 Bennett

 Benson

 Bentley

 Berry

 Bevan

 Bibi

 Birch

 Bird

 Bishop

 Black

 Blackburn

 Blake

 Bolton

 Bond

 Booth

 Bowen

 Boyle

 Bradley

 Bradshaw

 Brady

 Bray

 Brennan

 Briggs

 Brookes

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 Brown

 Browne

 Bruce

 Bryan

 Bryant

 Buckley

 Bull

 Burgess

 Burke

 Burns

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 Burton

 Butcher

 Butler

 Byrne

 Cameron

 Campbell

 Carey

 Carpenter

 Carr

 Carroll

 Carter

 Cartwright

 Chadwick

 Chamberlain

 Chambers

 Chan

 Chandler

 Chapman

 Charlton

 Clark

 Clarke

 Clayton

 Clements

 Coates

 Cole

 Coleman

 Coles

 Collier

 Collins

 Connolly

 Connor

 Conway

 Cook

 Cooke

 Cooper

 Cox

 Craig

 Crawford

 Cross

 Cunningham

 Curtis

 Dale

 Daly

 Daniels

 Davey

 Davidson

 Davies

 Davis

 Davison

 Dawson

 Day

 Dean

 Dennis

 Dickinson

 Dixon

 Dobson

 Dodd

 Doherty

 Donnelly

 Douglas

 Doyle

 Duffy

 Duncan

 Dunn

 Dyer

 Edwards

 Elliott

 Ellis

 Evans

 Farmer

 Farrell

 Faulkner

 Ferguson

 Field

 Finch

 Fisher

 Fitzgerald

 Fleming

 Fletcher

 Flynn

 Ford

 Forster

 Foster

 Fowler

 Fox

 Francis

 Franklin

 Fraser

 Freeman

 French

 Frost

 Fry

 Fuller

 Gallagher

 Gardiner

 Gardner

 Garner

 George

 Gibbons

 Gibbs

 Gibson

 Gilbert

 Giles

 Gill

 Glover

 Goddard

 Godfrey

 Goodwin

 Gordon

 Gough

 Gould

 Graham

 Grant

 Gray

 Green

 Greenwood

 Gregory

 Griffin

 Griffiths

 Hale

 Hall

 Hamilton

 Hammond

 Hancock

 Hanson

 Harding

 Hardy

 Hargreaves

 Harper

 Harris

 Harrison

 Hart

 Hartley

 Harvey

 Hawkins

 Hayes

 Haynes

 Hayward

 Heath

 Henderson

 Henry

 Herbert

 Hewitt

 Hicks

 Higgins

 Hill

 Hilton

 Hobbs

 Hodgson

 Holden

 Holland

 Holloway

 Holmes

 Holt

 Hooper

 Hope

 Hopkins

 Horton

 Houghton

 Howard

 Howarth

 Howe

 Howell

 Howells

 Hudson

 Hughes

 Humphreys

 Humphries

 Hunt

 Hunter

 Hurst

 Hussain

 Hutchinson

 Hyde

 Ingram

 Iqbal

 Jackson

 James

 Jarvis

 Jenkins

 Jennings

 John

 Johnson

 Johnston

 Jones

 Jordan

 Joyce

 Kaur

 Kay

 Kelly

 Kemp

 Kennedy

 Kent

 Kerr

 Khan

 King

 Kirby

 Kirk

 Knight

 Knowles

 Lamb

 Lambert

 Lane

 Law

 Lawrence

 Lawson

 Leach

 Lee

 Lees

 Leonard

 Lewis

 Little

 Lloyd

 Long

 Lord

 Lowe

 Lucas

 Lynch

 Lyons

 MacDonald

 Mahmood

 Mann

 Manning

 Marsden

 Marsh

 Marshall

 Martin

 Mason

 Matthews

 May

 McCarthy

 McDonald

 McKenzie

 McLean

 Mellor

 Metcalfe

 Miah

 Middleton

 Miles

 Miller

 Mills

 Mistry

 Mitchell

 Moore

 Moran

 Morgan

 Morley

 Morris

 Morrison

 Morton

 Moss

 Murphy

 Murray

 Myers

 Nash

 Naylor

 Nelson

 Newman

 Newton

 Nicholls

 Nicholson

 Nixon

 Noble

 Nolan

 Norman

 Norris

 North

 Norton

 O’Brien

 O’Connor

 O’Donnell

 Oliver

 O’Neill

 Osborne

 O’Sullivan

 Owen

 Owens

 Page

 Palmer

 Parker

 Parkes

 Parkin

 Parkinson

 Parry

 Parsons

 Patel

 Patterson

 Payne

 Peacock

 Pearce

 Pearson

 Perkins

 Perry

 Peters

 Phillips

 Pickering

 Pollard

 Poole

 Pope

 Porter

 Potter

 Potts

 Powell

 Power

 Pratt

 Preston

 Price

 Pritchard

 Pugh

 Quinn

 Rahman

 Randall

 Read

 Reed

 Rees

 Reeves

 Reid

 Reynolds

 Rhodes

 Rice

 Richards

 Richardson

 Riley

 Roberts

 Robertson

 Robinson

 Robson

 Rogers

 Rose

 Ross

 Rowe

 Rowley

 Russell

 Ryan

 Sanders

 Sanderson

 Saunders

 Savage

 Schofield

 Scott

 Shah

 Sharp

 Sharpe

 Shaw

 Shepherd

 Sheppard

 Short

 Simmons

 Simpson

 Sims

 Sinclair

 Singh

 Skinner

 Slater

 Smart

 Smith

 Spencer

 Stanley

 Steele

 Stephens

 Stephenson

 Stevens

 Stevenson

 Stewart

 Stokes

 Stone

 Storey

 Sullivan

 Summers

 Sutton

 Swift

 Sykes

 Talbot

 Taylor

 Thomas

 Thompson

 Thomson

 Thornton

 Thorpe

 Todd

 Tomlinson

 Townsend

 Tucker

 Turnbull

 Turner

 Tyler

 Vaughan

 Vincent

 Wade

 Walker

 Wall

 Wallace

 Wallis

 Walsh

 Walters

 Walton

 Ward

 Warner

 Warren

 Waters

 Watkins

 Watson

 Watts

 Webb

 Webster

 Welch

 Wells

 West

 Weston

 Wheeler

 White

 Whitehead

 Whitehouse

 Whittaker

 Wilkins

 Wilkinson

 Williams

 Williamson

 Willis

 Wilson

 Winter

 Wong

 Wood

 Woods

 Woodward

 Wright

 Wyatt

 Yates

 Young

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Singleton Family Crest / Singleton Coat of Arms Thursday, Oct 9 2008 

Singleton Coat of Arms / Singleton Family Crest

Singleton Family Crest / Singleton Coat of Arms

Singleton Family Crest / Singleton Coat of Arms

 

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Origin Displayed: English

Where did the English Singleton family come from? What is the English coat of arms/family crest? When did the Singleton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?

The Anglo-Saxon name Singleton was established when the family resided in the village of Singleton found in the counties of Lancashire and Sussex. The surname Singleton is a habitation surname which was originally derived from pre-exiting names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The literal meaning of the surname Singleton is farm in the burnt clearing, from the Old English word “sengel.”

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people’s names evolved. Singleton has been recorded under many different variations, including Singleton, Singleturn, Shingleton and others.

First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Singleton or a variant listed above: Joe Singleton, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; John Singleton and Henry Singleton, who both came to Virginia in 1651; Grace Singleton, who settled in Virginia in 1653.

For more information on the last name Singleton, the PDF Surname History is available for purchase as well as other products.

Some noteworthy people of the name Singleton

    * Alvin Singleton (b. 1940), American composer
    * Henry Earl Singleton, American engineer who invented the gyroscope, Co-Founder of Teledyne, Vice-President at Litton Industries
    * George Michael Singleton (1913-2002), English cricketer
    * John Singleton, Australian entrepreneur
    * Penny Singleton (1908-2003), Hollywood actress
    * Sir Edward Singleton, Lawyer
    * Zutty Singleton (1898-1975), jazz musician

Wilkins Family Crest / Wilkins Coat of Arms Thursday, Oct 9 2008 

Wilkins Family Crest

Wilkins Family Crest

Wilkins Family Crest

 

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Origin Displayed: English

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilkins, Wilkin, Wilkines, Wilkyn, Wilking and others.

First found in Glamorganshire where they were seated from early times.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicholas Wilking, a juror of St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1753; Maudlin Wilkin settled in the Barbados in 1654; Bridget and John Wilkines settled in Virginia in 1623.

(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: Be ye prudent.

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Suggested Readings for the name Wilkins
Pioneers and Patriots: A History of the John Wilkins and Some Related Families of Virginia by James Richard Wilkins.

Some noteworthy people of the name Wilkins

    * Professor Maurice Wilkins (b. 1916), New Zealand-born English biophysicist, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1962)
    * John Wilkins (1614-1672), English churchman
    * Graham Wilkins, Chairman of Beechams Group
    * Charles Wilkins, Director, Hawker Siddeley
    * Sir George Hubert Wilkins (1888-1958), Australian polar explorer
    * Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins (b. 1916), British physicist
    * Major Raymond H Wilkins, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1943

Hogan Family Crest / Hogan Coat of Arms Thursday, Oct 9 2008 

Hogan Family Crest / Hogan Coat of Arms

Hogan Family Crest

Hogan Family Crest

 

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Origin Displayed: Irish

Where did the Irish Hogan family come from? What is the Irish coat of arms/family crest? When did the Hogan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?

There are a multitude of ancient meanings and variations associated with the Irish surnames that are now common throughout the modern world. The original Gaelic form of the name Hogan is Ó hÓgáin, meaning a descendant of Ógán’, a personal name derived from the Irish Gaelic word “og,” which means “young.”

The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The standardized literary languages of today were not yet reached and the general citizenry was illiterate. Research into the name Hogan revealed spelling variations, including Hogan, O’Hogan, Hogen, Hoggin and others.

First found in county Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster.

Irish families fled the English-colonized Ireland in record numbers during the 19th century for North America. Many of those destitute families died from disease during, and even shortly after, the long journey. Although those that immigrated before the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s often were granted a tract of land, those that arrived later were generally accommodated in urban centers or in work camps. Those in the urban centers would labor in the manufacturing sector, whereas those in work camps would to build critical infrastructures such as bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Regardless of when these Irish immigrants came to North America, they were critical for the rapid development of the young nations of the United States and Canada. Early immigration and passenger lists have recorded many early immigrants bearing the name of Hogan: Sebastian Hogan settled in New England in 1764; Daniel, David, Denis, Edward, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Robert, Thomas and William Hogan, all arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1870.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Hogan

    * Ben Hogan, legendary American professional golfer
    * Noel Hogan, Irish musician
    * Mike Hogan, Irish musician
    * Cher Hogan, award winning Canadian artist
    * Sir Michael Hogan, British Judge
    * David Hogan PhD, of the Institute for Public Economics at the University of Alberta
    * Paul Hogan (b. 1939), Australian actor

Collier Family Crest / Collier Coat of Arms Thursday, Oct 9 2008 

Collier Family Crest / Collier Coat of Arms

Collier Family Crest

Collier Family Crest

 

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Origin Displayed: English

Where did the English Collier family come from? What is the English coat of arms/family crest? When did the Collier family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?

The ancestors of the Collier family name lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The surname Collier is derived from the Old English word “col,” which means “coal;” as such it is thought to have originally been an occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer or seller of coal.

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people’s names evolved. Collier has been recorded under many different variations, including Collier, Collyer, Colier, Colyer, Colyar, Colyear and many more.

First found in Lancashire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Collier or a variant listed above: William Collier who settled in Duxbury in 1633; Thomas Collier settled in Hingham Mass. in 1635; John Coller, who came to Maryland in 1653; Jeremiah Coller, who settled in Maryland in 1660.

Motto Translated: No one is happy but by the cross.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Collier

    * Barron Gift Collier, American advertising entrepreneur
    * John Collier (1708-1786), English-born American short story writer and novelist
    * Lucille Ann Collier (b. 1919), original name of American Ann Miller
    * Robert Porrett Collier, 1st Baron Monkswell, English judge
    * John Collier (1850-1934), English painter
    * Arthur Collier (1680-1732), English philosopher
    * Jeremy Collier (1650-1726), English clergyman
    * Air Marshall Sir Conrad Collier,
    * Dr. William Collier, Physician
    * Sir Lawrence Collier, Diplomat

Luna Family Crest / Luna Coat of Arms Thursday, Oct 9 2008 

Luna Family Crest / Luna Coat of Arms

Luna Family Crest

Luna Family Crest

 

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Where did the Spanish Luna family come from? What is the Spanish coat of arms/family crest? When did the Luna family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?

Noble surnames, such as Luna, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Luna, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Luna family originally lived in the town called Luna.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Luna, de Luna, de la Luna and others.

First found in Aragon, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Among the earliest explorers of the New World was Luis de Luna, who voyaged to Río de la Plata in the mid 1500s. He was a member of the expedition that founded the city of Cordoba in Argentina. In the later years of his life he became a merchant and devoted himself to trade. Other early migrants to the New World include Alonso de Luna, who sailed to America in 1513.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Luna

    * Manuel Luna, Spanish actor
    * Mario Roso de Luna, Spanish philosopher
    * Albert Luna, manufacturing executive
    * Dennis R Luna, attorney
    * Gregory Luna, state representative
    * Mickie S Luna, accountant
    * Nidia Casilda R Luna, social service counsellor
    * Rodrigo F Luna, physician and educator
    * Guillermo Luna, consultant
    * Juan Luna (1857-1899), Filipino painter and artist
    * Héctor Luna (b. 1980), Dominican baseball player

Wilkerson Coat of Arms / Wilkerson Family Crest Thursday, Oct 9 2008 

Wilkerson Family Crest / Wilkerson Coat of Arms

Wilkerson Coat of Arms

Wilkerson Coat of Arms

 

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Origin Displayed: English

Where did the English Wilkerson family come from? What is the English coat of arms/family crest? When did the Wilkerson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?

Wilkerson is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. Wilkerson comes from the Norman personal name Wilkins, which in turn is derived from the name William. William, which is derived from the words will, meaning resolution and helm, meaning armed.

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Wilkerson are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wilkerson include Wilkinson, Wilkisson, Wilkiesson and others.

First found in Durham where they were seated from early times.

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Wilkerson, or a variant listed above: William Wilkinson, who arrived in Virginia in 1606, 14 years before the “Mayflower”; Lawrence Wilkinson, who arrived in Providence, RI in 1645; Daniell Wilkinson, who arrived in Providence, RI in 1679.

Motto Translated: Glory to thee, not to me.

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Suggested Readings for the name Wilkerson

    * Our Wilkersons: From Burke to Rutherford to Polk, 1760-1980 by Blanche W. Culbreth.
Some noteworthy people of the name Wilkerson

    * Stephen Bradley Wilkerson (b. 1977), American Major League baseball player
    * Cathlyn Platt Wilkerson (b. 1945), American radical
    * Lawrence B. Wilkerson (b. 1945), American retired United States Army soldier and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell
    * Nathaniel P. Wilkerson (b. 1972), Canadian artist from the Gitksan First Nation

Nash Family Crest / Nash Coat of Arms Thursday, Oct 9 2008 

Nash Coat of Arms / Nash Family Crest

Nash Coat of Arms

Nash Coat of Arms

 

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Where did the English nash family come from? What is the English coat of arms/family crest? When did the nash family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?

The founding heritage of the nash family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name nash comes from the name of the ash tree. It is thought to derived from the Middle English phrase “atten ash,” meaning “at the ash.” Thus the first bearer of the surname nash no doubt lived near an ash tree.

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person’s name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of nash include Nash, Naish, Nashe and others.

First found in Worcestershire where they were seated from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The nash were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Gregory Nash, who settled in Salem Mass. in 1630; Anne Nash settled in Virginia in 1635; along with Edward her husband; John, Margaret, Mary, Sarah Nash all settled in Virginia in 1663.

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Suggested Readings for the name nash

    * The History of Five Southern Families (also Nash) Family by Ethel Evans Albert.
    * Lives and Times of the Nash Family by Gertrude Nash Locke.
    * Nash, a Family Genealogy by Ralph G. Nash.
Some noteworthy people of the name nash

    * Abner Nash (d. 1786), American of Welsh origin, Governor of North Carolina
    * John Forbes Nash Jr. (b. 1928), American mathematician, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994
    * Ogden Nash (1902-1971), American humorist and poet
    * John Nash (1752-1835), English architect
    * Brian Nash, English musician
    * Francis Nash (d. 1777), who was a general in the Continental army and namesake of Nashville, Tennessee
    * Sir Walter Nash (1882-1968), New Zealand politician, prime minister of New Zealand from 1957-1960

Summers Coat of Arms / Summers Family Crest Thursday, Oct 9 2008 

Summers Family Crest / Summers Coat of Arms

Summers Coat of Arms

Summers Coat of Arms

 

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Where did the English summers family come from? What is the English coat of arms/family crest? When did the summers family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?
summers is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Summer, a personal name given to a child who was born in the summer. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name summers has undergone many spelling variations, including Somers, Sommers, Summers, Sommer, Summer, Somerton, Sommerton, Sumpton, Sumption and many more.
First found in Worcestershire where they were seated from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Whiteladies, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name summers were among those contributors: Sir George Somers who settled in the Somers Islands (Jamaica) in 1609; Sir George also helped colonize Maine in 1610. James Somers settled in Virginia in 1635.
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Suggested Readings for the name summers
    * Carolina Summers by Mildred J. Miller.
    * The Sommer, Sommers, Somers and Summers that Missed the Boat by William Clark Summers.
Some noteworthy people of the name summers
    * William Reed Summers (1895-1966), an American umpire in Major League Baseball player
    * Lawrence Henry “Larry” Summers (b. 1954), an American economist, former Secretary of the Treasury
    * Robert Summers, an U.S. economist and professor emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
    * Robert Summers, an American painter and sculptor
    * Andy Summers (b. 1942), an English guitarist and composer best known for his work with The Police
    * Augustus Montague Summers (1880-1948), an eccentric English author and clergyman
    * Henry Forbes Summers (1911-2005), a senior British civil servant

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