The Du hameaux surname comes from an Old French word "hamel," which meant "homestead." It was likely first used as a name to describe someone who lived at a farm on the outskirts of a main village.
Early Origins of the Du hameaux family
The surname Du hameaux was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where this distinguished family held a family seat
at Désert, Fougeroux, and St.-Etienne.
Early History of the Du hameaux family
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Du hameaux Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hamel, Hamell, Hamil, Hamill, Hammel, Hammell, Hammil, Hammill, Hamelin, Hamlin, du Hamel, du Hamell, duHamil, du Hamill, du Hammel, du Hammell, du Hammil and many more.
Early Notables of the Du hameaux family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Jean-Baptiste (Du Hamel, Duhamel or du Hamel) (1624-1706), a notable French cleric and natural philosopher and the first secretary of the Academie Royale... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Du hameaux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Du hameaux family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles, François, and Jean Hamel, who arrived in Quebec in 1656 from Normandy; Christopher Hamel settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1764.