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The origins of the name Amen are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from Hamon, an Old French personal name brought to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Amen Early Origins



The surname Amen 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.

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Amen Spelling Variations


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Amen Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Amen has been spelled many different ways, including Hammond, Hammon, Hammons, Hamon, Hamond and others.

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Amen Early History


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Amen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amen 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 Amen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Amen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Amen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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 Amen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Amen In Ireland


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Amen In Ireland



Some of the Amen 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Amens to arrive in North America:

Amen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ulric Amen, aged 24, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Jacob Amen, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Amen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • P J Amen, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Catharina Amen, aged 1, arrived in New York, NY in 1894
  • Heinrich Amen, aged 9, arrived in New York, NY in 1899
  • Anna Amen, aged 17, landed in New York, NY in 1899
  • Johannes Amen, aged 1, landed in New York, NY in 1899
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Amen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Amen (post 1700)



  • Ronald Jerome Amen, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wayne State University Board of Governors, 1998
  • Randolph John Amen, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 1st District, 1996
  • Harlan Page Amen (1853-1913), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1912
  • H. J. Amen, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1952
  • Alan Amen (b. 1947), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wayne State University Board of Governors, 1994

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Motto



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


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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. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Amen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amen 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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