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

Amon is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from Hamon, an Old French personal name brought to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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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. Amon has been recorded under many different variations, including Hammond, Hammon, Hammons, Hamon, Hamond and others.

First found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amon research. Another 265 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1209, 1647, 1579, 1600, 1658, 1605, 1660, 1630, 1681, 1672, 1716, 1621, 1654, 1665 and are included under the topic Early Amon History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 219 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Amon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Amon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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 Amon or a variant listed above:

Amon Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Thomas Amon, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Hans Ulrich Amon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Ernest Amon, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Hans Jerg Amon, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Jacco Amon, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1764

Amon Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Robert Amon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1813
  • Nicholas Amon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Emil Amon, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Johann Amon, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Martin Amon, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850

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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per tot discrimina verun
Motto Translation: Through so many dangers

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The Amon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amon 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 20 February 2014 at 10:34.

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