Ammon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Ammon came from Hamon, an Old French personal name brought to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early Origins of the Ammon family
The surname Ammon was first found in Kent. The Roll of Battle Abbey reveals that two brothers, sons or grandsons of Hamon Dentatus accompanied the Conqueror in his Conquest. The first was Robert Fitz-Hamon, the renowned Conqueror of Glamorganshire and the second was Haimon, named in the Domesday Book as "Dapifer," for having received the office of Lord Steward for the King. The latter died issueless while the former had four daughters, three of which had conventual lives.
The remaining daughter named Mabel married Robert Fitzroy, Earl of Gloucester. Hamon Dentatus had two other sons: Richard of Granville; and Creuquer who inherited the Barony of Chatham from Robert Fitz-Hamon and many of the Kentish estates of Hamon Dapifer. 
These estates were passed down to Haimon de Crévequer (died 1208) who had one son Robert Haimon. The latter joined the confederacy of Barons against Henry III., and as a consequence lost all his estates.
Later, West-Acre in Norfolk was home to a branch of the family. "It is the property of A. Hamond, Esq., whose seat here, High House, is a handsome mansion in the Italian style, finely situated in a well-wooded park. The church is partly in the early and partly in the later English style, with a square embattled tower, and contains the mausoleum of the Hamond family, and many beautiful monuments to several of its members." 
Early History of the Ammon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ammon research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1209, 1647, 1579, 1600, 1658, 1605, 1660, 1630, 1681, 1672, 1716, 1621, 1654, 1665 and are included under the topic Early Ammon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ammon Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ammon has been recorded under many different variations, including Hammond, Hammon, Hammons, Hamon, Hamond and others.
Early Notables of the Ammon family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Matthew Hammond (died 1579) Unitarian ploughwright from Hetherset, Norfolk, who was executed for his beliefs; Thomas Hammond (c. 1600-1658), an officer in the New Model Army and a regicide; Henry Hammond (1605-1660), an English churchman; Thomas Hammond (1630-1681), an English-born merchant and landowner who settled in Norway, father of Sara Hammond...
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Migration of the Ammon family to Ireland
Some of the Ammon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ammon migration to the United States +
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ammon or a variant listed above:
Ammon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Ammon, who landed in America in 1730 
- Joh Georg Ammon, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1743 
- Johann Georg Ammon, aged 38, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 
- Johannes Ammon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 
Ammon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Andrew Ammon, who arrived in Maryland in 1821 
- John G Ammon, who landed in Mississippi in 1853 
- August Ammon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 
- Herman Ammon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 
- Carl Ammon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 
Ammon migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Ammon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Ammon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" in 1851 
Contemporary Notables of the name Ammon (post 1700) +
- Andrew Ammon (b. 1990), American professional ice hockey player
- Generosa Ammon (1956-2003), American wife and then widow of multimillionaire Ted Ammon
- Robert Theodore Ammon (1949-2001), American financier and investment banker who was murdered during a bitter divorce battle
- Robert H. Ammon, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
- Otto Georg Ammon (1842-1916), German anthropologist
- Peter Ammon (b. 1952), German diplomat, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Kingdom since May 2014
- Guenter Ammon (b. 1918), German psychiatrist, teacher, and psychoanalyst
- Ammon McNeely (b. 1970), American rock climber; he holds the most Speed Climbing World Records and First One Day Ascents on El Capitan in Yosemite
- Ammon H. Kreider, American co-founder of The Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, an American flying service and aircraft manufacturer in 1923
- Ammon S. Wells, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1904 
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The Ammon Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Per tot discrimina verun
Motto Translation: Through so many dangers
- ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851DukeOfWellington.htm
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html