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The Anglo-Saxon name Ham comes from when the family resided in the county of Sussex in an area that was known by the low-lying land near a stream. The surname Ham was originally derived from the Old English word Hamme, which also has patronymic origins. There is a Norman connection with this name too. There we found the name was derived from the Castle of Ham, Normandy. William du Hamm was listed in Normandy in 1180-98 and the same reference lists William and Alexander de Ham in England c.1272.



Ham Early Origins



The surname Ham was first found in Sussex where one of the first records of the name was Robert de la Hamme who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same reference also includes: John de Hamme in Wiltshire; and William de Ham in Cambridge.

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Ham Spelling Variations


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Ham 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. Ham has been recorded under many different variations, including Ham, Hamm, Hame and others.

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Ham Early History


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Ham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ham research. Another 451 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1296, and 1610 are included under the topic Early Ham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ham 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



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 Ham or a variant listed above:

Ham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Ham settled in Virginia in 1621
  • William Ham settled in Rhode Island in 1630
  • William Ham, who landed in New England in 1646
  • Barbara Ham, who landed in Maryland in 1650
  • Kath Ham, who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matthew Ham, who landed in New England in 1704
  • Mattys Ham, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Peter Ham, who landed in Neve York in 1715-1716
  • Casper Ham, who landed in New York in 1715-1716
  • Coenraet Ham, who arrived in New York in 1715-1716
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C K Ham, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Cornelia Van Ham, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Jacob Van Ham, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Adam Ham, aged 24, landed in Missouri in 1848

Ham Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jotham Ham, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Julina Ham, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Nicolas Ham, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Peter Ham, who arrived in Nova Scoria in 1757
  • Joseph Ham, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Ham, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876

Ham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Ham, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer"
  • W.G. Ham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849
  • Edward Ham arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849
  • Richard Ham, aged 55, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • William Ham, aged 27, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Hooghly"

Ham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Job Ham, aged 44, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • William Ham, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ham (post 1700)



  • Billy Mack "Bill" Ham (1937-2016), American manager, producer of and image-maker for the blues-rock band ZZ Top (1969 to 2006)
  • James Richard Ham (1921-2002), American Roman Catholic Titular Bishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota
  • Captain, USN Kenneth "Hock" Tom Ham (b. 1964), American retired astronaut with over 13 days in space and a Captain in the United States Navy
  • Darvin Ham (b. 1973), American former NBA professional basketball player
  • Jack Raphael Ham Jr. (b. 1948), former American NFL Football linebacker, inductee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Donald Ham, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008
  • Daniel W. Ham, American Republican politician, Candidate for Maryland State Senate District 8, 1966
  • Charles Ham (b. 1851), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1903-06; Member of South Dakota State Senate 41st District, 1919-20
  • Caroline R. Ham, American politician, Mayor of Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1981-83
  • Bill Ham Jr., American politician, Mayor of Auburn, Alabama, 2000
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ham Historic Events


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Ham Historic Events




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    The Ham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ham 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 24 June 2016 at 14:32.

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