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Where did the English Hume family come from? What is the English Hume family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hume family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hume family history?
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Hume occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Home, Hume, Humes and others.
First found in Berwickshire 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hume research. Another 221 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1st , 1490, 1506, 1516, 1549, 1575, 1st , 1566, 1619, 1633, 1615, 1666, 1674, 1687, 1706, 1671, 1st and 1698 are included under the topic Early Hume History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 215 words(15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hume Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hume family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Hume, or a spelling variation of the surname include:
Hume Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- Andrews Hume, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1634
- James Hume, who settled in Virginia in 1648
- James Hume settled in Virginia in 1648
- Alistair John, Thomas and David Hume, who all arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1651
- Alestre Hume, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1651
Hume Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Hume, who landed in Maryland in 1716
- George Hume, who arrived in Virginia in 1720
- Sophia Hume, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1747-1748
- John Hume, who settled in Georgia in 1775
- John Hume settled in Georgia in 1775
Hume Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Francis Hume, who landed in New York in 1801
- Thos Hume, who landed in America in 1805
- William Hume, aged 40, arrived in Tennessee in 1812
- Alexander Hume, who arrived in New York in 1824
- Walter Hume, who arrived in America in 1848
- Brit Hume (b. 1943), American commentator and television journalist for Fox News
- Brigadier-General Edgar Erskine Hume (1889-1952), American Chief Surgeon US Far East Command (1949-1951)
- Thomas Hubert Hume (b. 1953), American former Major League Baseball pitcher from Cincinnati, Ohio
- Donald Bruce Hume (1915-2001), American gold medalist rower at the 1936 Summer Olympics
- Cyril Hume (1900-1966), American Primetime Emmy Award nominated screenwriter who wrote for 29 films between 1924 and 1966
- Basil Cardinal Hume (1923-1999), former Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster
- Gary Stewart Hume (b. 1962), English artist appointed a Royal Academician in 2001
- Martin Andrew Sharp Hume (1847-1910), English historian
- Hamilton Hume (1797-1873), English explorer of the present-day Australian states of New South Wales and Victoria, part of an expedition of the first Europeans to discover the Darling River
- Alan Hume B.S.C. (1924-2010), English cinematographer, know for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and others
- A Hume Chronicle: Andrew Hume of Fauquier County, Virginia, His Scottish Heritage and American Descendants by O. Clyde Donaldson.
- The Ancestors of Robert Hume North, 1907-1974, A Descendant of Andrew Bloomfield, 1716-1796, and Anna Hude of Woodbridge, New Jersey by Robert Hume North.
- Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
- Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
- Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
- The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
- Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
The Hume Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hume 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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