Haman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The history of the name Haman begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from Hamon, an Old French personal name brought to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
"The name appears in Normandy during the following century as a surname, for Geoffrey, Ranulph, Waleran, Richard, and Stephen Hamon or Hammon are found on the Exchequer Rolls of the Duchy in 1180-98; and, as Hammond, became common in England. The last Abbot of Battle was a Hammond." 
Early Origins of the Haman family
The surname Haman was first found in Kent. The Roll of Battle Abbey reveals that two brothers, sons or grandsons of Hamon Dentatus accompanied the Conqueror in his Conquest. The first was Robert Fitz-Hamon, the renowned Conqueror of Glamorganshire and the second was Haimon, named in the Domesday Book as "Dapifer," for having received the office of Lord Steward for the King. The latter died issueless while the former had four daughters, three of which had conventual lives.
The remaining daughter named Mabel married Robert Fitzroy, Earl of Gloucester. Hamon Dentatus had two other sons: Richard of Granville; and Creuquer who inherited the Barony of Chatham from Robert Fitz-Hamon and many of the Kentish estates of Hamon Dapifer. 
These estates were passed down to Haimon de Crévequer (died 1208) who had one son Robert Haimon. The latter joined the confederacy of Barons against Henry III., and as a consequence lost all his estates.
Later, West-Acre in Norfolk was home to a branch of the family. "It is the property of A. Hamond, Esq., whose seat here, High House, is a handsome mansion in the Italian style, finely situated in a well-wooded park. The church is partly in the early and partly in the later English style, with a square embattled tower, and contains the mausoleum of the Hamond family, and many beautiful monuments to several of its members." 
Early History of the Haman family
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Haman 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. Haman has been recorded under many different variations, including Hammond, Hammon, Hammons, Hamon, Hamond and others.
Early Notables of the Haman family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Matthew Hammond (died 1579) Unitarian ploughwright from Hetherset, Norfolk, who was executed for his beliefs; Thomas Hammond (c. 1600-1658), an officer in the New Model Army and a regicide; Henry Hammond (1605-1660), an English churchman; Thomas Hammond (1630-1681), an English-born merchant and landowner who settled in Norway, father of Sara Hammond...
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Migration of the Haman family to Ireland
Some of the Haman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haman migration to the United States +
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 Haman or a variant listed above:
Haman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Haman, who landed in Virginia in 1622 
- Joseph Haman, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 
- Mathew Haman, who landed in Virginia in 1623 
- Mark Haman, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 
- Jon Haman, who landed in Virginia in 1653 
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Haman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andries Haman, who landed in New York in 1709 
- Johann Georg Haman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 
- Fredk Haman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 
- Philip Haman, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1790 
Haman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Haman, who landed in New York in 1822 
- Frederick Haman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 
- Theodore Haman, who arrived in Mississippi in 1875 
- Reese Haman, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1878 
- Karl Haman, who landed in Ohio in 1888 
Haman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles Bernhard Haman, who arrived in Alabama in 1922 
Haman migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Haman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Catherine Haman, (b. 1834), aged 40, Irish servant from Mayo travelling from London aboard the ship "Tweed" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1874 
- Miss Honor Haman, (b. 1852), aged 22, Irish housemaid from Mayo travelling from London aboard the ship "Tweed" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1874 
- Miss Bridget Haman, (b. 1861), aged 13, Irish monitress from Mayo travelling from London aboard the ship "Tweed" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 4th September 1874 
Contemporary Notables of the name Haman (post 1700) +
- Andy Haman (b. 1966), American professional bodybuilder
- W. Edward Haman, American politician, Mayor of Dover, Delaware, 1953-57 
- Neil Haman McTaggart (1882-1962), farmer and political figure in Saskatchewan, Canada
- Haman C. Staggers (1867-1941), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912 
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The Haman Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Per tot discrimina verun
Motto Translation: Through so many dangers
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