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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Highmore, Hyghmore, Hymore, Highmoor, Hymoor, Hyghmoor, Highmoore, Hyghmoore, Hymoore, Highmour, Hyghmoure, Hymour, Hymer, Highmer and many more.

First found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Armathwaite from very ancient times some say before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hymes research. Another 95 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hymes History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hymes 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: Richard Highmore, who settled in New England in 1749. Gabriel Hymer settled in New Jersey in 1763. In Newfoundland the Highmore's settled at Fogo, Bell Island and St.John's. Joseph Highmore settled at Fogo in 1855..

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