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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Hamel, Hamelaers, Hamelberg, Hamelen, Hamelenberg, Hamelin, Hamelinck, Hamelinière, Hamme and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our duHamell research. Another 163 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1628, 1780, 1630 and 1692 are included under the topic Early duHamell History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 127 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early duHamell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catherine Lemaistre Hamel, who settled in Quebec in 1662; Archibald Hammel, who settled in New York in 1740; Christopher Hamell, who settled in Charles Town, SC in 1764.

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The duHamell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The duHamell 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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