Amon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Amon is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from Hamon, an Old French personal name brought to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
"The name appears in Normandy during the following century as a surname, for Geoffrey, Ranulph, Waleran, Richard, and Stephen Hamon or Hammon are found on the Exchequer Rolls of the Duchy in 1180-98; and, as Hammond, became common in England. The last Abbot of Battle was a Hammond." 
MacCamon and its variants may hail from "MacAmoinn, son of Amundr, a Norse personal name" and was chiefly found in Edinburgh and Galloway, Scotland. 
Early Origins of the Amon family
The surname Amon 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. 
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." 
Early History of the Amon family
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Amon 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. Amon has been recorded under many different variations, including Hammond, Hammon, Hammons, Hamon, Hamond and others.
Early Notables of the Amon family (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 who settled in Norway, father of Sara Hammond...
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Migration of the Amon family to Ireland
Some of the Amon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Amon migration to the United States +
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 Amon or a variant listed above:
Amon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Amon, who landed in Virginia in 1701 
- Hans Ulrich Amon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1735 
- Ernest Amon, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1743 
- Hans Jerg Amon, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 
- Jacco Amon, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1764 
Amon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Robert Amon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1813 
- Nicholas Amon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 
- Emil Amon, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 
- Johann Amon, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 
- Martin Amon, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 
Amon migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Amon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Amon (post 1700) +
- Angelika Amon Ph.D. (1967-2020), Austrian American molecular and cell biologist
- Christopher Arthur "Chris" Amon MBE (1943-2016), New Zealand motor racing driver
- George Amon Webster (1945-2013), American baritone vocalist and the pianist with the Cathedral Quartet (1969-1971)
- Amon Henry Wilds (1784-1857), English architect
- Amon Wilds (1762-1833), English architect and builder, father of and partner of his son, Amon Henry Wilds
- Amon Evanoff, American Republican politician, Candidate for Kentucky State House of Representatives 72nd District, 1973 
Historic Events for the Amon family +
- Mr. Frederick Purdy Amon, American Seaman First Class from Michigan, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking 
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The Amon 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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- ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html