An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2013
Where did the English Hamblet family come from? What is the English Hamblet family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hamblet family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hamblet family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Hamblet comes from when the family resided in Chiddingley, Sussex, where they took their name from Hamley Bridge. Undoubtedly the original bearer of the name lived next to the bridge, and it is possible that the maintenance and upkeep of the bridge were his responsibility.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hamblet include Hambley, Hambly, Hamley, Hamby and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hamblet research. Another 229 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hamblet History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hamblet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Hambly arrived in San Francisco in 1852; John Hamble settled Pennsylvania in 1773; William Hamly settled in Philadelphia in 1854.
The Hamblet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hamblet 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 27 October 2010 at 13:38.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.