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The name Hammond originated with the Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled Britain. It is derived from Hamon, an Old French personal name brought to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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The surname Hammond 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hammond has appeared include Hammond, Hammon, Hammons, Hamon, Hamond and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hammond research. Another 271 words (19 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 Hammond History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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...

Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hammond Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Hammond family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hammond arrived in North America very early:

Hammond Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Hammond and her husband settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630 with their four children
  • Daniel Hammond settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • Daniell Hammond, aged 12, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • Thomas Hammond, who landed in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1636
  • Benjamin Hammond, who landed in Maryland in 1650
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Hammond Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Hammond, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • George Hammond, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Joseph Hammond settled in Maryland in 1774

Hammond Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Hammond, aged 27, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Robert Hammond, who landed in New York in 1837
  • Hugh Hammond, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Charles L Hammond, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • William F Hammond, aged 41, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1854
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Hammond Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ezra Hammond, who arrived in Nova Sootia in 1749
  • Phillip Hammond, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Ann Hammond, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Henry Hammond arrived in Fort Cumberland Nova Scotia with his wife and three children in 1774
  • Henry Hammond, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774

Hammond Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hammond, who arrived in Canada in 1820
  • Margaret Hammond, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • James Hammond, aged 24, a carpenter, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Preston" from Sligo, Ireland

Hammond Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hammond, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
  • William Hammond, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Thomas Hammond, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • George Peter Hammond arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839
  • George Peter Hammond arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1849
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Hammond Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Hammond landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Hammond landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Susannah Hammond, aged 21, a stay maker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Matthew Hammond, aged 30, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
  • Sarah Hammond, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "George Fyfe" in 1842
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  • Mike Hammond (1962-2015), American co-founder of Gateway Inc, an American computer hardware company based in Irvine, California
  • David Hammond, American Olympic sliver medalist for swimming at the 1904 games
  • Laurens Hammond (1895-1973), American engineer and inventor of the Hammond organ, the Hammond Clock
  • Tom Hammond (b. 1944), American journalist
  • Raymond P. Hammond (b. 1964), American poet, critic and editor
  • Randall Hammond (b. 1959), American Marine Corps pilot and decorated war veteran
  • Nicholas Hammond (b. 1950), American actor best known for his role as Friedrich von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music
  • John P. Hammond (b. 1942), American singer and guitarist
  • William Alexander Hammond (1828-1900), American soldier and physician
  • Winfield Scott Hammond (1863-1915), American politician
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Hammond Historic Events



Flight 191

  • Mattie Hammond, American passenger from Los Angeles, California, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Lawson Hammond (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Auburn, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Ogden Haggerty Hammond, American 1st Class Passenger from Bernardsville, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 20
  • Mrs. Mary Picton Hammond, American 1st Class Passenger from Bernardsville, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking by escaping in life boat 20
  • Mr. Frederick Sydney Hammond, Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada going to England to join the Brisith Army, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Kathleen Saunders Hammond, Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada going to England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
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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

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Citations



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Hammond Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hammond 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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