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Hummer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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The Hummer family name first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Hummer is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Hummer was given to someone who lived in Bavaria from very early times.


Early Origins of the Hummer family


The surname Hummer was first found in Bavaria, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Hummer family


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Hummer Spelling Variations


In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Hummer include Hummel, Humel, Hummell, Humell, Hummle, Humle and others.

Early Notables of the Hummer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hummer family to the New World and Oceana


The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Hummer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Georg Hummer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [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)

Hummer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Hummer, aged 23, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893 [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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hummer (post 1700)


  • Ian MacDonald Hummer (b. 1990), American professional basketball player for ratiopharm Ulm of the Basketball Bundesliga
  • Dr. Michael G. Hummer, American researcher of biomedicine and the physician at South Pole Station in the winter of 1975 from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, eponym of Mount Hummer, Antarctica
  • Terry Randolph "T.R." Hummer (b. 1950), American poet, critic, essayist, editor, and professor
  • Craig B. Hummer, American sportscaster
  • John Hummer (b. 1948), American retired professional NBA basketball player and venture capitalist
  • Mrs. T. C. Hummer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1924 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert Hummer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Oconto County, 1948 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Martin Hummer, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George P. Hummer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1896; Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1907-15 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Fannie M. Hummer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  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 2015, November 5) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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