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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.

Duhamel Early Origins



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.

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Duhamel Spelling Variations


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Duhamel Spelling Variations



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.

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Duhamel Early History


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Duhamel Early History



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.

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Duhamel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duhamel Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Duhamel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Nicolas Duhamel, aged 22, landed in Louisiana in 1719

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duhamel (post 1700)


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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
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 6 July 2015 at 20:52.

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