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Hammack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Scottish


From the historical and enchanting region of Scotland emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Hammack family. Originally, the Scottish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Scotland is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Hammack is a nickname type of surname Anglicized from the Gaelic name O'hAdhmaill, which means active.


Early Origins of the Hammack family


The surname Hammack was first found in Normandy, where Robert, Ranulph, Turstan and Savaric Hamel were recorded in 1180. From Normandy they branched to England in the wake of the Conquest. Shortly after their arrival in England members of the family moved to Scotland, and throughout the following centuries branches of this family were to remain in France as well as in their new homelands.

Early History of the Hammack family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hammack research.
Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1143, 1194, 1206, 1214, 1379, 1418, and 1497 are included under the topic Early Hammack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hammack Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Hamill, Hammill, Hamil, Hommill, Homill, Homil, Hammel, Hammell and many more.

Early Notables of the Hammack family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Hammack Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hammack family to Ireland


Some of the Hammack family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hammack family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hammack Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Hammack, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Hammack Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick George Hammack a surgeon, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843

Contemporary Notables of the name Hammack (post 1700)


  • James W. Hammack, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Arlington, Texas, 1889-93 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. Harley Hammack, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1940 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Fred Hammack, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Jackson County, 1968 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bobby Hammack (1922-1990), American musician, known for his work on Mickey (1964), Summer Magic (1963) and Banjo the Woodpile Cat (1979)
  • Katherine Hammack, American Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment) in 2010
  • Malcolm Eugene Hammack (1933-2004), American college and professional football player

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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