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Ham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , German


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.



Early Origins of the Ham family


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.

Early History of the Ham family


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Another 224 words (16 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Ham family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Ham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Ham family to the New World and Oceana


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, who settled in Virginia in 1621
  • William Ham, who settled in Rhode Island in 1630
  • William Ham, who landed in New England in 1646 [1]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)
  • Barbara Ham, who landed in Maryland in 1650 [1]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)
  • Kath Ham, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [1]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)
  • ... (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 [1]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)
  • Mattys Ham, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]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)
  • Peter Ham, who landed in Neve York in 1715-1716 [1]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)
  • Casper Ham, who landed in New York in 1715-1716 [1]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)
  • Coenraet Ham, who arrived in New York in 1715-1716 [1]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)
  • ... (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 [1]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)
  • Cornelia Van Ham, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]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)
  • Jacob Van Ham, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]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)
  • Adam Ham, aged 24, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [1]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)

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

  • W.G. Ham, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cromwell 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cromwell.htm
  • Edward Ham, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
  • Edward Ham, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
  • Mr. William Ham, (b. 1830), aged 21, Cornish agricultural labourer from Kilkhampton, Cornwall, UK departing from Plymouth on 24th March 1851 aboard the ship "John Knox" arriving in Point Henry, Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 15th July 1851 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • Mr. Henry Ham, (b. 1831), aged 20, Cornish agricultural labourer from Kilkhampton, Cornwall, UK departing from Plymouth on 24th March 1851 aboard the ship "John Knox" arriving in Point Henry, Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 15th July 1851 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Elizabeth Ham, (b. 1839), aged 25, Cornish settler departing on 3rd April 1864 aboard the ship "Amoor" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 1st July 1864 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. John Thomas Ham, (b. 1859), aged 5, Cornish settler departing on 3rd April 1864 aboard the ship "Amoor" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 1st July 1864 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. Joseph A.J. Ham, (b. 1861), aged 3, Cornish settler departing on 3rd April 1864 aboard the ship "Amoor" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 1st July 1864 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. Philip Ham, (b. 1832), aged 32, Cornish farm labourer departing on 3rd April 1864 aboard the ship "Amoor" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 1st July 1864 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. George Ham, (b. 1849), aged 24, Cornish farm Labourer departing on 22nd November 1873 aboard the ship "Invererne" going to Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 8th March 1874 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Kenneth Ham. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/ham.html
  • 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 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel W. Ham, American Republican politician, Candidate for Maryland State Senate District 8, 1966 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Caroline R. Ham, American politician, Mayor of Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1981-83 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bill Ham Jr., American politician, Mayor of Auburn, Alabama, 2000 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Ham family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Alfred Albert Ham, English Blacksmith 4th Class from Didcot, Oxfordshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CROMWELL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cromwell.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  7. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Kenneth Ham. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/ham.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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