There are several possible origins for this surname. The name may be derived from the Old English word "heghen" meaning a "farm or holding," in which case, the name may have come from the place of residence of the initial bearer. Alternatively, the surname may be derived from the Old English word "heyne" meaning "a mean person," and may have come from a characteristic of the initial bearer.
Early Origins of the Hom family
The surname Hom was first found in Dumfriesshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England
that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway
Council Area, where the name has long been associated with the barony of Halywode.
Early History of the Hom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hom research.Another 330 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1289, 1327, 1630, and 1655 are included under the topic Early Hom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hom Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Haining, Hain, Hainning, Henning, Haning, Hanning and others.
Early Notables of the Hom family (pre 1700)
Migration of the Hom family to Ireland
Some of the Hom family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 55 words (4 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 Hom family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jan Jemptingh Hom, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1661 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)