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The history of the Amend name began with the ancient 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.

Amend Early Origins



The surname Amend 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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Amend Spelling Variations


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Amend Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Amend family name include Hammond, Hammon, Hammons, Hamon, Hamond and others.

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Amend Early History


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Amend Early History



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

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Amend Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Amend In Ireland


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Amend In Ireland



Some of the Amend 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Amend surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Amend Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Amend, aged 35, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Johan Georg Amend, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • John Amend, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • Ygnace Amend, aged 38, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • Johanna Amend, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796

Amend Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Amend, aged 22, arrived in America in 1854
  • Magdalena Amend, aged 26, landed in America in 1854
  • Michael Amend, aged 30, arrived in America in 1854
  • Konrad Amend, who arrived in Iowa in 1869
  • Catharina Amend, aged 4, arrived in New York, NY in 1899
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Amend Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Adam Amend, aged 57, landed in Quebec in 1893
  • Cathrina Amend, aged 54, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Elisabeth Amend, aged 23, landed in Quebec in 1893
  • Heinrich Amend, aged 10, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Jacob Amend, aged 17, landed in Quebec in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Amend (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Amend (post 1700)



  • William J. C. "Bill" Amend III (b. 1962), American cartoonist, best known for his comic strip FoxTrot
  • Eric Amend (1965-1984), American Olympic tennis player at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Edward B. Amend, American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1903-13
  • Rolf-Dieter Amend (1949-1970), East German three-time gold medalist slalom canoer who competed in the 1970s

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Motto


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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. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

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