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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Ammon came from Hamon, an Old French personal name brought to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Ammon Early Origins



The surname Ammon 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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Ammon Spelling Variations


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Ammon Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ammon has been recorded under many different variations, including Hammond, Hammon, Hammons, Hamon, Hamond and others.

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Ammon Early History


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Ammon Early History



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

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Ammon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Ammon In Ireland


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Ammon In Ireland



Some of the Ammon 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 many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ammon or a variant listed above:

Ammon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Ammon, who landed in America in 1730
  • Joh Georg Ammon, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Johann Georg Ammon, aged 38, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Johannes Ammon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

Ammon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Andrew Ammon, who arrived in Maryland in 1821
  • John G Ammon, who landed in Mississippi in 1853
  • August Ammon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855
  • Herman Ammon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • Carl Ammon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

Ammon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Ammon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ammon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ammon (post 1700)



  • Andrew Ammon (b. 1990), American professional ice hockey player
  • Generosa Ammon (1956-2003), American wife and then widow of multimillionaire Ted Ammon
  • Robert Theodore Ammon (1949-2001), American financier and investment banker who was murdered during a bitter divorce battle
  • Otto Georg Ammon (1842-1916), German anthropologist
  • Peter Ammon (b. 1952), German diplomat, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Kingdom since May 2014
  • Guenter Ammon (b. 1918), German psychiatrist, teacher, and psychoanalyst

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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. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Ammon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ammon 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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