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Hambrick is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the parish of Hanbury in the county of Oxford.
The surname Hambrick was first found in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest. Hambrook is a village and hamlet in the parish of Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire. Whereras, Handbrough is a parish, in the union of Witney, hundred of Wootton in the county of Oxford. Both villages have remained small through the ages. Hambrook had about 600 inhabitants and Handbrough (Hanborough) had about 1,000 inhabitants as of a census in the late 1800s. The latter villages dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Haneberge  and literally meant "hill of a man called Hagena or Hana" derived from the Old English personal name + beorg. Hambrook also dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Hanbroc.  In this case, the village literally meant "brook by the stone" from the Old English han + broc. 
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. Hambrick has been recorded under many different variations, including Hambro, Hambrow, Hambury, Hamborough, Hamboro and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hambrick research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1086, 1273, 1273 and 1330 are included under the topic Early Hambrick History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hambrick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hambrick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Hambrick or a variant listed above: Daniel Hanbury who sailed to Massachusetts in 1635; Peter Hanbury to Virginia in 1639; Peter Hambro, to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1750; Benjamin Hambury to Virginia in 1774.
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