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Where did the English Amons family come from? What is the English Amons family crest and coat of arms? When did the Amons family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Amons family history?The rich and ancient history of the Amons family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from Hamon, an Old French personal name brought to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Amons have been found, including Hammond, Hammon, Hammons, Hamon, Hamond and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amons research. Another 265 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1209, 1647, 1579, 1605, 1660, 1630, 1681, 1672, 1716, 1621, 1654 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Amons History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 191 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Amons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Amons 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.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Amons, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Daniel Hammond settled in Bermuda in 1635; Elizabeth Hammond and her husband settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630 with their four children; Henry Hammond arrived in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia with his wife and three children in 1774.
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
The Amons Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amons 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.
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