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Where did the German Hummel family come from? What is the German Hummel family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hummel family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hummel family history?Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Hummel family. The Hummel surname evolved as a local name. It is a name for a family that lived in Bavaria from very early times.
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Hummel include Hummel, Humel, Hummell, Humell, Hummle, Humle and others.
First found in Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hummel research. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1817, 1778 and 1837 are included under the topic Early Hummel History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 39 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hummel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hummel or a variant listed above:
Hummel Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hummel Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Hummel Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Hummel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hummel 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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