Origins Available: Dutch
The Duhamel 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 Duhamel family
The surname Duhamel 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 Duhamel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duhamel research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1598, 1700, 1762, 1782, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Duhamel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Duhamel 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 Duhamel 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 Duhamel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Duhamel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Duhamel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Francois Nicolas Duhamel, aged 22, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Duhamel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Duhamel, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1807
- Flavan Duhamel, who arrived in Massachussetts in 1820
Contemporary Notables of the name Duhamel (post 1700)
- Denise Duhamel (b. 1961), American poet
- Joshua David "Josh" Duhamel (b. 1972), American actor and former fashion model
- Claire Duhamel (1925-2014), French film and stage actress
- Henri Duhamel (1853-1917), French mountaineer, author and skiing pioneer
- Antoine Duhamel (b. 1925), French composer, orchestra conductor and music teacher
- François Duhamel (b. 1984), French professional footballer
- Mathieu Duhamel (b. 1984), French footballer
- Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782), French physician, naval engineer and botanist
- Laurent Duhamel (b. 1968), French football referee
- Georges Duhamel (1884-1966), French novelist
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